April 29, 2011
America's Exceptional Amnesia
America may well be the only country in the world to have experienced full-scale modern warfare upon its territory but then, as a matter of national identity, to have failed to establish a coherent narrative explanation. For a set of fresh eyes I turned to Dr. Randall Fuller, author of From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature (Oxford, 2011). It's a fascinating, tantalizing and profound book, wonderfully original, which I know many of you would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks, Randy! Total runtime forty four minutes. Historia vitae magistra.