In my experience, students and fans of history tend to have a favorite era. For my friend Eugene it’s the American Civil War, a period that never much interested me because I couldn’t keep all those Bull Runs and Antietams straight. For others it might be the Bourbon or Tudor courts. For me it’s the American Revolution.
Actually my fascination is more particular than that. I wrote a thesis on the intellectual underpinnings of the US Constitution and Continue reading