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Talking Vikings at the Minnesota History Center

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul Minnesota. It is the home of the Minnesota Historical Society… 365 more words

Vikings

Historicizing the Christian Nation Myth

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz frequently states in his campaign speeches that he wants to see America return to “the Judeo-Christian values that built this great nation.” The inclusion of “Judeo” in Judeo-Christian… 867 more words

Myth Of A Christian Nation

Forum: Why Myths Matter to Americans

Why do people believe myths that have been disproven by science? What is the difference between history and myth? Why have Americans fought over stories about who was here first?  102 more words

Vikings

American Myths

One thing you’ll notice when discussing libertarianism with the unconverted is that their first protestations will likely pertain to a current political situation or the implications the philosophy has for interpreting past historical events. 999 more words

Central Government

American culture’s long, passionate relationship with violence

Nick Turse.  Courtesy of TomDispatch.com.

Nick Turse on Violence in America

In the muddled midst of last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino, California, a few words skittering across my Twitter feed gave me pause. 743 more words

US Politics

Myths of Discovery and the Desire to Acquire

This message was written by David M. Krueger and delivered at Arch Street United Methodist Church on on Sunday, September 20, 2015, just one week before the historic arrival of Pope Francis to the city. 56 more words