| Sep 2, 2014
We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second.
If so, then, how do you explain:
Illinois? Chicago? The...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The Rialto school district, after assigning eighth-grade students to read a few sources on the Holocaust and write about whether it really happened, never did get back to the public on how many students concluded that there had not been such a Nazi...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Next summer on TNT will likely look quite a bit like this summer as the cable channel announced on Friday that it has renewed three of its summer dramas. "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies" all will return for new seasons, with the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jul 4, 2014
You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right?
Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville
On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
It is unlikely Benjamin Franklin ever visited the Wethersfield home of his friend and colleague, Silas Deane, during the Revolutionary War. But, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., Franklin will stop at Deane's residencealbeit a little late. As portrayed...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
FARMINGTON — A local property group has proposed to tear down a 17th century building in order to develop the property for commercial use, but local historical groups say they opposed to the plan.
Newington-based One Waterville Road LLC purchased...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A+E Networks' History is hoping to get kids interested in learning about topics ranging from ancient Egypt to the American Revolutionary War -- and capture incremental revenue -- with Planet H, a new initiative that will initially comprise a series of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...