How the War on History Is Rewriting America’s Past

Oct 2, 2019 by

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“They saw it as an imperative for them not just to win the arguments and debates with those who they disagree with, but to simply wipe them out and destroy,” says Jarrett Stepman.

A generation ago, America’s Founding Fathers were venerated. Today, they’re more likely to be under attack from the media, teachers, and politicians. And it’s not just the Founders, but our founding documents, institutions, and other leaders from our past. Our colleague, Jarrett Stepman, has written about all this in a new book called “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past.” In today’s episode, Kate Trinko, our editor-in-chief, sits down with Jarrett to unpack what this effort is all about.

We also cover these stories:

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejects House efforts to get testimony from top State Department officials amid whistleblower feud.
  • U.S. manufacturing hits 10-year low amid trade war.
  • A sixth-grade student in Virginia recants her accusation against three boys.

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