Concerning the Ironical Naming of the Federalist Society

How did it happen that anti-federalists styled themselves federalists?

One of the pleasures of writing is you often surprise yourself. Poets and fiction writers try to get out of the way to allow the work to go where it wants to go; non-fiction writers, like journalists, do due diligence with research on the stories they…



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Kirk Swearingen

Half a lifetime ago, Kirk Swearingen graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. His work has most recently appeared in Salon.