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Does Every Vote Count In America? Emotions, Elections, and the Quest for Black Political Empowerment

by Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson The following excerpt was adapted from chapter 11 in the book Emotions in American History: An International Assessment edited by Jessica C. Gienow-Hecht, published in 2010.   The history of emotions provides important keys to understanding human behavior and can be of great assistance in explaining wider political, social, and economic trends in American […]

I Want To Be Greedy for the United States

This is a post by Jared Poley, author of The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (Now in Paperback!). The Financial Times called this book “…a thought-provoking study of a subject that is too often taken for granted, rather than subjected to critical examination.” Back in late January 2016, just before the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump held an […]