Everyone has a ghost story—a personal family experience, something that happened to a friend, an uncle, or even ourselves. Amy Bruni tells us that sometimes these stories are comforting and sometimes they are not, but there is a lot we can learn from them.
The end of the 19th Century in America, is often associated with the rise of profound social movements like the temperance movement; the women’s suffrage movement, and—more darkly—even the eugenics movement. Ernest Freeberg tells the story of the birth of the animal rights movement.
A lot of people believe our politics are broken. Dr. Norman Ornstein says the fault lies squarely with one political party—and will likely shape the course of the Biden administration.