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Why Woke History Is Not the Answer

Why Woke History Is Not the Answer
(Jeff Watts/American University via AP)

The United States may be the first country in history to tell a “noble lie” about its past that makes that past look worse, not better, than it actually was. For certain, the premodern history of the United States included a great deal of barbaric, uncivilized behavior: the conquest of Native American tribes, the enslavement of captured Africans, and the oppression of women, just for starters.

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