America’s most destructive habit

In this piece for The Atlantic, Lawrence Glickman, professor of history, explores why when political minorities achieve greater equality, conservatives rebel, trying to force a reinstatement of the status quo. He writes the piece with co-author  John S. Huntington, history professor at Houston Community College.

"Although the United States was born of a revolution, one common view maintains that the Constitution tamed our rebellious impulse and launched a distinctly nonrevolutionary political experiment," they write. "But throughout American history, an important strand of conservatism has repeatedly championed rebellions—or what are better understood as counterrevolutions."

Read the entire Atlantic piece.

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