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Balderdash?: A Response to Richard Weikart’s review of Red Dynamite

by Carl R. Weinberg Carl R. Weinberg is Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of History at the Indiana University Bloomington, where he is also the Director of the PACE Institute for Role-Immersive...

Was Jerry Falwell, Jr. the Last Great Fundamentalist Emperor?

by William Trollinger William Bell Riley. Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I will get to Jerry Falwell, Jr. in a moment. But first, a look at the first great fundamentalist emperor. I fell in love with the “new social history” at the University of...

Jerry Falwell Jr.: The Latest in a Century of Fundamentalist Autocrats

by William Trollinger Donald Trump attends the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony and delivers remarks Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lynchburg, Virginia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Over the past few months, the lid on the inner workings at...