Hamilton Lived, Hamilton Died, and the Story’s Still Being Told

This is the third entry in a Hamilton trilogy I didn’t realize I was working on until now. For my thoughts on the show itself, click here. For my thoughts on how Hamilton works with and around race, click here. It’s been about two years since Hamilton made its way from stage to cast album. As a young person, I guessed… Read More Hamilton Lived, Hamilton Died, and the Story’s Still Being Told

Cynical Expectations of Government

Cursory glances at America during the second half of its century evince a clear and depressing pattern: small moments of sunlight, of genuine progress, are outweighed by massive, costly, counterrevolutionary actions. An idealistic, forward-thinking president was gunned down before being able to do more than draw blueprints. Freedom Summer was followed by the assassinations of… Read More Cynical Expectations of Government