CULTURE

Put the Independence Back in Independence Day

The American Revolution remains unique in human history: a revolution–and a nation–founded on a moral principle, the principle of individual rights.

The Dutch and The Beginning of the Modern World

The Dutch and The Beginning of the Modern World

Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden show in their new book Pioneers of Capitalism: The Netherlands 1000-1800 that the Dutch preindustrial history of growth, trade, and reliance on markets for their daily bread changed well before the mid-1600s.

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