Americans Tend to Be Industrious, Doers, But Don’t Take Enough Time for Reflection

"In America, we hurry--which is well; but when the day's work is done, we go on thinking of losses and gains, we plan for the morrow, we even carry our business cares to bed with us...we burn up our energies with these excitements, and either die early or drop into a lean and mean old... Continue Reading →

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In 315 Years, Europeans Enslaved More Than 12.5 Million Africans

North Americans often express collective angst over the legacy of slavery, but actually North America was a bit player in the global slave trade. Overall, in 315 years, Europeans enslaved and transported more than 12.5 million Africans, according to Slate's "History of American Slavery Academy." "From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion... Continue Reading →

What Is A True Picture of America?

Living outside the US I am so appreciative of America's strengths and don't fully understand the sour negativism of the 2016 political campaign. I'm not even sure that the supposedly deep divisions within America projected on cable TV and social media are real, experienced in daily life "on the ground" or a series of illusions... Continue Reading →

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