Five hundred years ago, Hernando Cortez and his native allies put an end to a gruesome regime with one of the greatest underdog victories ever recorded.
By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.
The irony of the New York Times’ 1619 Project is that it embraces the critique of the American Founding espoused by the leading defender of Southern slavery, Sen. John C. Calhoun.
The myth that students and readers are getting some rose-colored version of American history is nonsense. So what is the 1619 Project really trying to do?
An investigation of those who made an impression on James Madison reveals the forgotten impact of two Founding Era philosophers: David Hume, and Adam Smith.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep Jerry Nadler cites Watergate as the precedent for transmitting grand jury information to Congress. That’s true, but in the opposite way he thinks.
Underhanded or ‘dirty’ political tactics are nothing new to democratic nations, and sometimes, unsavory means are needed to secure victory over evil.
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke told a group of immigrants, ‘This country was founded on white supremacy.’ Frederick Douglass has some words for him.
There are, of course, relatively simple ways to blow this objection to western civilization as ‘white civilization’ to smithereens, but many prefer the easy lie to the more complex truth.
The nation’s leaders after the Civil War did not see a need to alter the flag’s appearance because they outlawed slavery under it. The American flag—the Union flag—was the victor in the Civil War.
Countless elites in the media this week have cited abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ infamous 1852 speech as a condemnation of American ideals. It in fact was the opposite.
Calvin Coolidge was not quite the laissez-faire president he’s been made out to be, nor was he a servant of Big Business. The truth is somewhere in between.
Thomas Jefferson’s first draft held that our rights were ‘sacred and undeniable.’ What did we lose or gain by this change to America’s founding document?
The complex reality behind American independence is being pushed aside even in our study of the Declaration itself.
Too many have distorted or forgotten the words of the Declaration of Independence. In our defense of liberty, we cannot abandon the text’s core principles.
History should be taught and scrutinized, but should never be sanitized, at least not in a country that aspires to learn from its imperfect past.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum condemned comparisons of migrant detention centers on the U.S. southern border to 1930s concentration camps.
Ocasio-Cortez’ claim equivocates law enforcement with racist incarceration and ethnic cleansing, delegitimizing the suffering of actual concentration camp victims.
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