History (page 7)

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    Remembering the giants of the past

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks back at great American achievements unlikely to be replicated today. We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    National Review editor picks apart NYT’s historical rewrite

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about flaws in the New York Times‘ 1619 project. There are all sorts of things you can reasonably say about the juxtaposition of our ideals and slavery — that our founders were conflicted and hypocritical; that our ideals were incompletely realized…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    Commentary editor considers NYT’s 1619 project

    John Podhoretz of Commentary takes aim at the New York Times‘ attempt to rewrite American history. The New York Times’ “1619 Project” exploring American history cunningly dates itself not only to the forced arrival on these shores of indentured Africans but to the year before the arrival of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    The Constitution and impeachment

    Adam Carrington writes for the Washington Examiner about impeachment‘s role in the process of constitutional government. [T]he Constitution could have created an entirely distinct body just for impeachments. [Alexander] Hamilton counters with the ways that various litigants could manipulate this system, how costly it could be, and that it…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019
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    Communist China at 70

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist about a significant anniversary for China’s communist regime. A quick survey of the 70-year history of communist China shows an authoritarian regime that demands absolute loyalty and never hesitates to use force against its own people. The first 30 years of the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2019
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    Rediscovering “Darkness at Noon”

    Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon debuted in December 1940 and reverberated through the post-war period, though not with the universal acclaim of George Orwell’s 1984, in part because of its more specific reference to the Soviet Union and Stalin’s show trials. The book itself has a story worth telling.
    Joseph Coletti, October 1, 2019
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    Williamson tackles radicalism in American political history

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online focuses on the fascination and fear of radicalism in American politics. The fear of radicalism runs deep in our national DNA. So does the love of it. It’s democratic politics as the ultimate on-again/off-again romance. The Founders themselves feared that various centrifugal…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2019
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    Historian rebuts NYT’s skewed narrative

    Wilfred McClay uses a Commentary column to critique the New York Times‘ new slant on American history. The New York Times seems to have made a grand splash with the August debut of its 1619 Project, which it unveiled to the world as an audacious effort to “reframe”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019