Hi, I found this forum after looking around for something that was specifically devoted to the US of A. I'm a New Yorker, from the Central/Upstate NY area, and am interested in such topics as history, law, literature, philosophy, politics, and the like. I enjoyed a fairly good liberal arts-related education in college and, for what it's worth, I'm fairly predictable and uniform in my areas of interest. In terms of politics I'm probably best described as a center-right conservative (although I've come out as a fascist of all things in more than one European political ideologies test ). Specifically my three core political values are: constitutionalism, nativism, and republicanism. I chose my forum name, Caractacus, in honor of the British chieftain who resisted the Roman conquest of Britiain during the reign of Emperor Claudius. I'm looking forward to seeing what this forum has to offer!