Lepore’s book reads like an effort to create a storyline that could help us to restore a lost world, but it is not history.
The authority to proclaim a Thanksgiving might seem trivial to us. But it is, in fact, fraught with meaning.
One can be “woke” or one can be self-aware, that is, aware of man’s political nature. One cannot be both, and this puts SJW's beyond satire.
In 1796, in the midst of the donnybrook over the Jay Treaty, President Washington asserted what we now call “executive privilege .”
Richard Samuelson is associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino.