Mob-controlled liberty

Last week, on our final day in Williamsburg, we got to witness Benedict Arnold arrive in town to declare it “liberated.” Arnold is the most notorious traitor in US history, and truth be told his vanity was his own undoing, but many of the reasons he had for turning coat ring eerily true. Williamsburg, like…

Rethinking Roger Williams

This morning I finished reading Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul. It took me a while to work through the story as I gorged on fiction during a stressful late-summer and fall, but the book itself is an engaging read. My sentiments towards Roger Williams have not been generally positive in the…