Get Back to America’s Founding Ideals? No; Leave the Standard Story Behind
This book changed my view of US History. He posits that the standard story is not the truth: The surprising reality of America’s founding shows we were created for insider rule, a stable hierarchy but not justice. On this show UPenn Law School professor Kermit Roosevelt III discusses his eye opening book The Nation That Never Was in which he argues the Gettysburg Address was the pivotal moment and should be the basis for how we move forward. He says the Confederates and the January 6th are the inheritors of the original intent; to move forward to the nation we can become, it’s really time to leave that behind.