The weird history of how America came to accept taxation

On a nippy December day in 1773, American colonists in Boston decided to jump-start the proceedings to what would later become the American Revolution by protesting against the Tea Act of May 10th. Essentially, they were damning the implications of English tax laws on their own business. Since then the American nation has had a … Continue reading The weird history of how America came to accept taxation

Europe’s best (and worst) religious communities

European social landscapes mold around national borders. For the most part, cultural heritage overlaps with state organization so that we can get a pretty accurate picture of a person’s culture from knowing his or her nationality. But what can we get just from knowing a person’s religious affiliation? Religion, as it turns out, is not … Continue reading Europe’s best (and worst) religious communities