By Stephen F. HayesPublished Apr 02, 2019 06:00AMAuthor Stephen F Hayes is the founder of the blog Bunnicula, and he’s written a number of books about the history of the culture industry.
He’s also a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and Slate.
In this episode, Hayes talks with author and history buff Paul Revere, who spent several years writing about the culture of the Revolutionary War and the people who made it possible.
He tells us how the Revolution changed the way Americans thought about and celebrated history, and how the era has shaped the way we think about how to create new American history.
We’ll also talk about how the culture and the war were both important in shaping the nation’s national identity.
The book The Man and the Man is the story of the rise of American culture, a tale that rewrites itself as the era of the American Revolution.
In the book, Revere explains how the American people, in the late 1800s, had the notion of history as an opportunity to remake themselves.
Revere writes, “The Revolution was the birth of a new American culture.”
He also argues that the Revolution was not just about the war and the American government’s efforts to create an independent government but about how American culture and society were changing.
We also talk to author and historian Jonathan Haidt about the power of history in shaping how we think of ourselves and the world.
Hayes was kind enough to share the interview on his podcast, The Rumpus, with me.
He wrote about how he started writing about history and culture.
It’s a fascinating story.
I highly recommend listening to it.