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06-04-2021, 08:18 AM
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" we wandered a little " ..... ????

More like a trip to the moon followed by a cruise around the world, with a double pike and front triple twist.

But very enjoyable. Well done to all.

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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06-04-2021, 12:52 PM
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RE: Abraham Lincoln statues
Your last post was very impressive, Gene.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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12-17-2021, 12:28 PM
Post: #93
RE: Abraham Lincoln statues
The 1619 Chronicles

By Bret Stephens
Opinion Columnist for the New York Times
October 9, 2020

An early sign that the project was in trouble came in an interview last November with James McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Battle Cry of Freedom” and a past president of the American Historical Association. He was withering: “Almost from the outset,” McPherson told the World Socialist Web Site, “I was disturbed by what seemed like a very unbalanced, one-sided account, which lacked context and perspective.”


Washington Post Opinion by George Will - 12/17/2021: "The malicious, historically illiterate 1619 Project keeps rolling on"

A new book by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story."

The New York Times is like God, who, if Genesis reported Creation correctly, beheld His handiwork and decided “it was very good.” The Times is comparably pleased with itself concerning its creation, “The 1619 Project.”

This began in August 2019 as a special edition of the paper’s Sunday magazine. Now it has become a book by which the Times continues attempting to “reframe” U.S. history. In the Times, an advertisement for the Times’s book describes it as “a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism.” That description damages journalism’s reputation for respecting facts, which the 2019 writing that begot this book did not do. The 1619 Project’s tendentiousness reeks of political purpose.

The Times’s original splashy assertion – slightly fudged after the splash garnered a Pulitzer Prize – was that the American Revolution, the most important event in our history, was shameful because a primary reason it was fought was to preserve slavery. The war was supposedly ignited by a November 1775 British offer of freedom to Blacks who fled slavery and joined British forces.

Addressing the American Council of Trustees and Alumni last month, Gordon S. Wood, today’s foremost scholar of America’s Founding, dissected the 1619 Project’s contentions. When the Revolution erupted, Britain “was not threatening to abolish slavery in its empire,” which included lucrative, slavery-dependent sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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