Colin Woodard is the author of six books, including Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, American Nations: The History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, and American Character: The Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good.
To survive as a democracy, Trump’s ethno-nationalist story of America must be defeated.
They rely more on demagoguery than secret police—but they’re just as dangerous.
Disparities in the reaction to COVID-19 mirror centuries-old cultural and ideological fissures.
How one family’s journey from the Philippines to Texas tells the story of global migration.
The United States looks more and more like a set of different nations divided by geography.