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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

White-Out at the White House

Jason Stanley Forum Magazine
Biden seeks counsel from a group of scholars who aren’t deeply versed in the racial threat to our democracy

American History Is a Parade of Horrors — And Also Heroes

Stephanie Coontz Los Angelos Times
Some folks celebrate American exceptionalism and resist dwelling on horrors like slavery or settler colonialism. Others primarily see a centuries-long saga of white supremacism and oppression.

The Hidden Stakes of the 1619 Controversy

David Waldstreicher Boston Review
Critics of the New York Times’s 1619 Project insist the facts don’t support its proslavery reading of the American Revolution. But they obscure a longstanding debate within the field of U.S. history over that very issue.

The New 1619 Project

Rebecca Onion Slate
The book version of the famed (and reviled) magazine issue is much longer, easier to read, and changed in canny ways that will help it endure.

The Fog of History Wars

David W. Blight The New Yorker
History is politics by other means, and we who care about it have to fight this war better and more strategically ourselves. We need history that can get us marching but also render us awed by how much there is to learn.
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