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Don't Defend Democracy With Half-Truths About the Past

Brook Thomas History News Network
Myths about the founders and President Grant cannot restore legitimacy to a democracy in the wake of a second presidential impeachment and acquittal and facing competing demands to unify the country, rebuild the economy and address racial injustice.

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

Eric Foner The Nation
The belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion. The riot by supporters of President Trump, aimed at preventing the counting of electoral votes, reveals a darker side of the history of American democracy.

Trump Is Guilty of Sedition and Must Be Brought to Justice

Sasha Abramsky The Nation
He’s violating his oath to protect the Constitution, and every day that he’s allowed to remain in power, the threat to our democracy grows. There are constitutional provisions to remove such a person from power.

1918 Germany Has a Warning for America

Jochen Bittner New York Times
Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.
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