Friday, July 4, 2014

The tangled roots of American independence

History is a funny thing. Time goes by, books are written and we think we know all there is to know about a particular time and place. Yet the complexity we sometimes feel about ourselves and about modern life, is no less true for history.

The true interpretation of motives and events we thought we knew, is always evolving and surprising us. This it is certainly true with with respect to our own American revolution.

As we try to understand other revolutions and the yearning for independence in other parts of the world, perhaps we can better understand, when we see more clearly, our own history.

Thomas P. Slaughter has done this for the American Revolution in Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

My conversation with Thomas P Slaughter:

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