U.S. Intellectual History Blog

INTERVIEW WITH JON LAUCK, AUTHOR OF FROM WARM CENTER TO RAGGED EDGE, PART I

“Geography and history and place and regional attachments still matter in the world. Fargo is not San Diego,” Jon Lauck writes in the introduction to his new book. To back that up, he notes that “The revolts of the Quebecois and Catalonian secession and Grexits and Brexits continue to lead the news and Scottish rebels still fight the 1707 Act of Union.” Although he reassures the reader that Midwesterners do not share such separatist aspirations, there is little denying that the fractures which plague the United States at present have a starkly regional cast. It is therefore not at times Read more