Hi! Thank you for visiting my site. I am a history teacher in Brooklyn, NY and am avid reader and commentator on current politics and culture. I make the news more simple, so you can have more complex arguments. I've taught history at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Richard Stockton College, and I have a B.A. in English from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Columbia University.