Scouting for Clues

The Boy Scouts of America has been in the news over the last week or so because of President Trump’s speech at the organization’s Jamboree in West Virginia; a speech he began by asking “who the hell wants to speak about politics … in front of the Boy Scouts?”[1]and continued by doing just that. As... Continue Reading →

Kix, Kids, and Nuclear Fear

  Today is the anniversary of the Trinity test detonation in New Mexico. Therefore, a nuclear themed post seems appropriate. This is an excerpt from a paper delivered at the June 2017 conference of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, in which I talked about how nuclear toys sought to manage kids'... Continue Reading →

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