Jun 8th 2019

Lexington Baseball and exceptionalism

Lexington Baseball and exceptionalism

The national pastime reflects America’s easily mocked—but often successful—desire to be different “YOU MIGHT not get this crazy game,” warned Tom Heitz, a historian, before attempting to induct a crowd of baseball scholars into the mysteries of town ball. An early form of baseball, played in north-eastern states until around the 1870s, town ball is recognisable …

Regicide FBI files suggest MLK was more complicated than his myth

Regicide FBI files suggest MLK was more complicated than his myth

But can documents from an agency that hounded King be trusted? IN 1991 OLIVER STONE released a terrible film about John F. Kennedy’s assassination, filled with conspiracy theories about government involvement. Despite, or rather because of, its awfulness the film contributed to the passage of the snappily named President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act …