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Douglass Adair

Historiography: Douglass Adair and the Triumph of Founding Ideas over Founding Action

Today’s guest post is by William Hogeland. Cut from his new book, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation, this essay was originally published at his personal blog, here. On Twitter, Hogeland wrote that he liked our blog but was critical of intellectual history. I asked him to write something up explaining what he meant. He gave me permission to re-post the following. * * * *This snippet is is part of a much longer critique of the influential academic history of our time. I may not be talking, really, about intellectual history Read more