I hope it’s not too unpatriotic to introduce some critical thinking exercises on this Independence Day. I don’t necessarily agree with everything in this very thoughtful article, and I don’t think independence was a bad thing overall. But the article raises some really good questions.

The article, entitled 3 Reasons Why the American Revolution was a Mistake, contains all the Howard Zinnish material you’ve probably read in one form or another, puts it together, and asks the question.