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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 10:59am on 2017-02-13
"There is an alternative view, one long available and articulated, that America is not an idea but an ethnicity, that of the white Christian men who have dominated it, granting a grudging or probationary acceptance to women, or blacks, or immigrants. This was the view of Huck Finn's pap, as he drank himself to death; of General Custer, as he approached Little Big Horn; of Major General Pickett, as he led the charge at Gettysburg. Until now, it has been the vision of those whom Trump would call the losers." -- ibid.
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posted by [personal profile] selki at 08:56pm on 2017-02-16
One reason I like Hamilton so much is it counters against that myth. It's not perfect, but it's good.

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