by James Thornton Harris
His book recommends that Progressives try and recapture white, working class voters by downplaying minority rights and espousing a national creedal identity.
SOURCE: The Chronicle of Higher Education
It’s identity politics. This explains Trump.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
"Twenty five years ago, I didn't have a sense or a theory about how democracies can go backward. And I think they clearly can.” – Francis Fukuyama
by Kenneth Weisbrode
The world remembers Francis Fukuyama’s "The End of History" and Samuel Huntington’s "The Clash of Civilizations." But it was Moynihan who got the future right.
by Jedediah Purdy
“In a year when a man whose own party calls him a fascist is squarely leading the Republican primaries and a self-declared democratic socialist is leading an unexpectedly robust insurgency on the Democratic side, Fukuyama's argument is looking more and more tenuous."
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.
by Michael Ignatieff,
Doubling Down on Democracy
- Historian Tom Engelhardt Revisits His First Piece of Critical History – 48 Years Later
- Heather Cox Richardson: Trump isn’t the first president to compare himself to Jesus — the last one who did ‘planned to lead his white supremacist supporters to victory’
- Historians' archival research looks quite different in the digital age
- Senate Historian Daniel S. Holt Featured on Political Theatre Podcast
- The Way We Do the Things We Do: Making History-Making Visible