Wilfred McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, a visiting scholar at the Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and is the author of “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.”
The Mayflower Compact serves as a model for all that was to come: free people uniting under God, creating institutions by which they would rule themselves.
We’re surrounded today by evidence that too few of us know our history, and too many have been mis-educated to see only its flaws.
We find ourselves saddled with accounts of our nation’s past that are demonstrably suspect, and disabling in their effects.
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