Given all the empty positive talk that we are fed on a daily basis, and given all the lies and generalizations, it seems like the right time for a balanced history of the ups and downs of US history. Click on the image to read Lepore’s  article in the New York Times Sunday Review and here for the book review

From the article: “From the start machines have driven American democracy and just as often crippled it…the rules that prevail on the internet were devised by people who fundamentally don’t believe in government.”

From the book: “Between 1500 and 1800 roughly two and a half million europeans moved to the Americas; they carried 12 million Africans there by force; and as result 50 million Native Americans died , chiefly of disease.”

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