Author

Maurizio Valsania

Maurizio Valsania

A professor of American history at the University of Turin, Valsania has published three books on Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia Press). His latest book, "First Among Men: George Washington and the Myth of American Masculinity," was published in October 2022 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

COMMENTARY

80 is different in 2023 than in 1787

By: - April 26, 2023

President Joe Biden’s announcement that he’s running for another term raises concerns for many Americans. At his potential second inauguration, he would be 82, beating himself in becoming the oldest among American presidents. Aging has changed dramatically over the centuries. Medicine and better lifestyles have significantly diminished the effects of time. In the past, things […]