Sequester This

In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell said that while he wasn’t a manual laborer of any sort, he figured he could pass for a poor gardener or a “tenth-rate farm hand” if he had to. But, while he… Read More ›

19th Century Labor Day Blues

Labor day is about as much a celebration of the American worker as Thanksgiving is a tribute to Native Americans. I’m sure American Indians rejoice in the irony of a nation celebrating their Wampanoag forefathers’ benevolence by gorging our honky… Read More ›

Southern Discomforts

by Drew Gibson My interest piqued this morning when I saw a link to a BBC News Magazine article on the current fiscal crisis in Europe with the sub-header: “Lessons from US history for the crisis-hit eurozone.” I assumed the… Read More ›