“Yet at any other age than the divisive present, the report would not have been seen as controversial”

JEWISH WORLD REVIEW
Thoughts on the 1776 Commission and its report
by Victor Davis Hanson
January 21, 2021

…The unanimously approved conclusions focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the historical challenges to these founding documents and the need for civic renewal. The 16-member commission was diverse in the widest sense of the familiar adjective. It included historians, lawyers, academics, scholars, authors, former elected officials and past public servants. Whether because the report was issued by a Donald Trump-appointed commission, or because the conclusions questioned the controversial and flawed New York Times-sponsored 1619 Project, there was almost immediate criticism from the left. READ MORE

NATIONAL REVIEW Editorial Board: The Spirit of 1776 Joe Biden went out of his way on his first day in office to cancel Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission…It sought to counterbalance the hostile view of American history advanced by the “1619 Project,” which jumped almost directly from the pages of the New York Times to the curriculum in schools around the country. That project made basic historical errors that it corrected only grudgingly and under pressure from some of the foremost historians in the country…

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