Portions of this post were adapted from my book Here Lies America, which is about how the United States has memorialized its past tragedies as tourist attractions. (You can buy Here Lies America here.) In the winter of 1910, Dallas was suffering a crime wave of purse snatchings and assaults. The police didn’t know… Read more »
There is no route to the present except through the past. Indiana’s recent history is, in a word, sordid. Its past record of “religious freedom” movements should burn in memory.