OUR POLITY is a series of personal meditations on the political scene. Its principal author is Susan Barsy, a political historian living in Chicago. OUR POLITY offers meta-analysis of American politics and reflects on how the nation’s political traditions relate to the political discourse and realities of the day.
A unique web of loyalties and associations defines our political identity while binding us together in a larger whole. The emotional elements of our political life sustain our attachment to the union and its politics when we might otherwise feel cynicism or outright dislike. OUR POLITY includes numerous posts about travel, the arts, music, and the countryside to refresh and strengthen our sense of these common bonds.
Susan Barsy is a child of the Midwest who has lived for periods in Boston, Austin, and Washington DC. She holds a PhD with distinction from the University of Chicago, is a specialist in 19th-century American political history, and lives with her husband on Chicago’s North Side. For more on her motives, read the post Lay It on the Fire or the early post Why.
OUR POLITY is one of two Chicago-based websites owned by American Inquiry, LLC. If you like photography, you make like our sister website, Celia: Her City | One Woman’s Chicago.
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