Thomas Borstelmann on how equality begat inequality and other ways the 1970s shaped our world. A review of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler. Ben Schreiner on a phrasebook guide to U.S. politics. Why we still can’t talk about slavery: On a trip through the South, Civil War culture is presented as "authentic" — they just leave out the slavery part. Is the U.S. getting older and whiter, or younger and more diverse? Yes. Amon Emeka and Jody Agius Vallejo look at why many people with Latin American ancestry are not identifying themselves as Hispanic on U.S. Census surveys. A review of Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in 21st-Century America by Michael Ratner and Margaret Ratner Kunstler. To save post offices, turn them into public banks. Michael Lind on his book Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States. Brad DeLong on America’s Financial Leviathan. Edward Glaeser on why finance shouldn’t be the only game in town. Seth Stevenson on the Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See — made by one guy in Oregon.