History, memory and the importance of reflecting on 9/11

History, memory and the importance of reflecting on 9/11

History, memory and the importance of reflecting on 9/11 Written by Rick B. Larsen  September 10, 2021 A debate among historians has to do with history vs. memory. The anniversary of historically significant events brings renewed relevance to this academic but...
Sutherland on KSLNewsRadio: Rediscover civics education

Sutherland on KSLNewsRadio: Rediscover civics education

Sutherland on KSLNewsRadio: Rediscover civics education Written by Rick B. Larsen  June 24, 2021 https://youtu.be/VFWzQY_HwKA   There is a difference between uninformed, misinformed and disinformed.  None are ideal in preserving self-government. Voices...
Does freedom have an expiration date?

Does freedom have an expiration date?

Does freedom have an expiration date? Written by Rick B. Larsen  January 15, 2021 Originally published in Deseret News. Current events call to mind a question posed by columnist Cal Thomas: “Does America have an expiration date?” History says all democracies...
Independence Day: a reckoning

Independence Day: a reckoning

Independence Day: a reckoning Written by Rick B. Larsen  July 2, 2020 Throughout our history, certain Independence Day observances stand out. Typically these happen during years marked by conflict – difficulties that cause the traditionally carefree...
Racism did not begin in America, but it can end here

Racism did not begin in America, but it can end here

Racism did not begin in America, but it can end here Written by Rick B. Larsen  June 11, 2020 Originally published in Deseret News. There are two things that stand out as I watch a nation react to the death of George Floyd. First, I will never understand how...