Articles By Emily Suzanne Lever
Ingredients for a ritual named Thanksgiving that might as well have included “eye of newt” and the “powdered horn of a unicorn.”
Growing up in America, my consumer options were paralyzingly, pointlessly broad, but as a (future) voter I was always starved for choice.
But did I just think that was reasonable because the police said so?
I wanted the tradition and the hard-won knowledge that came with being an old Norman who poured calva in his coffee, who could walk confidently through any stretch of forest and tell you what all the trees and shrubs were
The idea that a nation is congenitally disposed to rebellion or freedom can easily provide cover for servility and subjugation.