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of memory and myth-making.

Frank Rich’s as-always-spot-on Sunday article this week is about the power of revisionist history to challenge accepted narratives and remake the most basic concepts of history, identity, and responsibility in our country.  I hope to talk more about the changes to the history curriculum proposed in Texas and other conservative states which, terrifying as they are, are a powerful testament to the importance of history in our educational system.  But for now suffice it to say that attempts to change or even destroy memory must be challenged and resisted with equally powerful campaigns to restore the collective memories we share, however unpleasant.

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