Michael DeSapio

Recent blog posts by this author

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

At this time of year our thoughts naturally turn to the Pilgrim Fathers—those who came to the New World in order to escape religious persecution at home. Yet rarely do we stop to consider the logic of the persecutors.  That last phrase seems...

Louis Armstrong Lived the American Dream—And Never Apologized For It

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong claimed he was born on the Fourth of July.  Although subsequent research has shown that he was actually born on August 4, Armstrong is no less an American icon, a performer who reconciled people through the joy of...