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January 31, 2020

Will There Ever Be Honest Dialogue About The 1619 Project?

David Randall

Proponents of the 1619 Project continue to shrug off the factual errors included throughout many of the essays. As the Project's accompanying curriculum appears in K-12 schools, these errors take...

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January 7, 2020

NAS's 1620 Project Gets Off the Ground

John David

The 1620 Project is a rich collection of scholarly voices, gathered to refute the New York Times’1619 Project and provide broader pictures of American history.

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December 13, 2019

Episode #48: Debunking Howard Zinn with Mary Grabar

Peter Wood

A People’s History is easily one of the most common and popular history books in America, why? What makes this revisionist history so appealing? Listen in as Peter and Mary Grabar attempt to ans...

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November 21, 2019

Episode #46: Lincoln Redux: Race and American History with Lucas Morel

David Randall

In this episode, David Randall and political scientist Lucas Morel discuss Morel's response to the lead essay of the New York Times' 1619 Project, as well as strategies for countering the ...

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October 31, 2019

Episode #43: Lincoln on the Golf Course

Peter Wood

In this episode, Peter Wood is joined by NAS Board of Directors member Tom Klingenstein to discuss Abraham Lincoln, multiculturalism, the liberal arts, and "the golf shot heard round the acad...

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October 21, 2019

America Wasn't Founded on White Supremacy

Lucas Morel

Were the founding fathers' stated ideals different from their true intentions? Professor Lucas Morel explores this question through a critique of Nikole Hannah-Jones' influential piece for...

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October 19, 2019

America’s Exceptional Guilt

Jason Ross

A Liberty University professor explains the emergence of the "neo-Garrisonian" view of the Constitution, recently promulgated in The New York Times' 1619 Project, ...

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October 18, 2019

Reclaiming 1619

Kevin R. C. Gutzman

A prominent historian critiques the New York Times' over-simplified portrayal of American slavery, instead offering a more holistic account of the events surrounding our country'...

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October 8, 2019

How the Times’ 1619 Project Misses the Point

David Randall

As Englishmen had become Americans, liberty and equality shifted from customs to rights, and slavery became a very peculiar institution indeed, a repellent anomaly in a world of freedom.

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October 7, 2019

Slavery Gave Us Double-Entry Bookkeeping?

Hans Eicholz

An essay from the New York Times makes a striking choice on which facts to include and which to leave aside for the purpose of constructing a new theory of capital. Hans Eicholz rebuts Matthew Desmond...

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