While you are here it would not hurt to re-read one of the best articles Revolver has written in the past few years, Are You Ready to be an American Kulak?
“Four of Calhoun’s ideas are especially relevant today. The first is that patriotism doesn’t spring from high ideals, but from citizens and the state having a mutual stake in each other’s success. Calhoun’s second main argument is that America’s racially discriminatory policies, including slavery, unify white citizens, protect democracy, and mitigate class differences. Calhoun’s third argument opposed admitting non-whites as citizens of the Union and the pursuit of empire. Finally, Calhoun’s most consequential ideal is that of the concurrent majority. This, presented in A Disquisition on Government and in a Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States, is probably the most significant American contribution to serious political science since The Federalist.”
“Which is why the royal personage who was entombed in Plas Gogerddan in Ceredigion in Wales is so important because just like the ship burial of his ‘significant other’ overlooking the River Deben near Woodbridge in Suffolk, he, like his ancestors, are rooted in the soil of these islands and are markers of distinct cultures, unique customs and precious histories that shape and define who and what we are and what we may still become.”