In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.
The past two weeks has reminded Americans of just hard it is to escape the legacy of the Civil War. The Confederate battle flag—a symbol of racism for millions—appears on everything from license plates to string bikinis.
Researching slavery in American History is eye-opening as I realized it was not taught outright but only glossed over when I was a student.
I recently came across the book Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992), edited by Richard H. Brown.
When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engr
At the University of Oregon (U of O), just south of the administration building, amidst the beautiful green scenery of the campus, is a bronze statue, “The Pioneer Mother.” On the front panel of the statue’s pedestal is the Latin word “PAX” (“Peace”).
Former Congressman Ernest Istook, says that the “New Indian Wars are Fought at the Casino,” [Washington Times May 21, 2015].
Why would Istook try to start new “Indian Wars?” After 200 years of genocide by the United States, enough is enough!
Op-ed writer’s note: The source for the content of communications between Justice Robert H. Jackson and President Harry S. Truman is Professor John Q. Barrett of St.
In the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh, Chief Justice Marshall made a statement on behalf of a unanimous court that the United States is still applying to our original nations and peoples one hundred and ninety two years later.
Galileo's telescopic observations converted him to the sun-centered view of the planetary system, and thereby made him a target for the Roman Inquisition. The Church was committed to an earth-centered view of the celestial realms.
Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics.
In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr.
Can the European discovery and acquisition of land in America, either in intent or execution, be properly characterized as a project to pursue the “holy and praiseworthy” work of encouraging the rise and spread of the Catholic faith?
On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome.