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Lasch-Quinn explores useful philosophy of Bridgerton in Zócalo

May 27, 2021
Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn's article, "Can 'Bridgerton' Teach Us How to Live?," was published in Zócalo.

Rasmussen speaks to Bloomberg about the Founders' disillusionment

March 26, 2021
In his new book, “Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders” (Princeton University Press, 2021), Dennis Rasmussen, professor of political science, grapples with the founding generation’s deep and abiding doubts about their experiment.

Williams discusses the US approach to warfare on History Hit podcast

March 24, 2021
Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on History Hit's Warfare podcast for the episode titled "Liberalism and the American Way of War." 

Rasmussen discusses Fears of a Setting Sun on Age of Jackson podcast

March 16, 2021
Dennis Rasmussen, professor of political science, was interviewed on the Age of Jackson podcast about his new book, "Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders" (Princeton University Press).

Reeher discusses significance of Trump's impeachment trial in Newsweek

February 9, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says people should be "wary" of attempting to identify a historical trend from just two cases: former President Bill Clinton and former President Donald Trump. However, he says the fact that three of four impeachment trials have happened in just over two decades "is in part a reflection of the deep political polarization the nation has been experiencing."

Allport reviews best books on first act of World War II in Wall Street Journal

February 2, 2021
Alan Allport, associate professor of history, selects his top five books on the harrowing first act of World War II in the Wall Street Journal.

Lasch-Quinn discusses Ars Vitae on New Books Network

February 1, 2021
Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, professor of history, spoke about her book "Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Art of Living." 

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