Gordon Wood's method presumes that there is not a robust or transhistorical human nature.
Richard Samuelson is associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino.
Articles by Richard Samuelson
John Adams feared aristocracy, but recognized it was essential for the good of the nation.
“Charity toward all”—a view conspicuously lacking in the cast of “Hamilton.”
What the hit musical gets rightâ€”and wrong.
Hamilton the Musical is fun, but flawed.
Contracts are not the solution to campus sexual misconduct
Who is more important for a truly American conservatism?
Joseph Stalin apparently coined the term "American exceptionalism" to denounce the heresy
What their lively correspondence reveals about our politics.
A review of Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 , by Gordon S. Wood
Terrorism and the limits of liberalism.
Henry Adams and American history.
Rule of Law and the American Revolution.
Democracy is not always liberal
"Old Man Eloquent" saw the Islamic threat coming.
John Quincy Adams set out to save the American republic and ensure his own glory at the same time.