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Our Democracy Is in Trouble, but We've Been Here Before

2 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

Heather Cox Richardson's wildly popular Substack newsletter, Letters From an American, achieves what historical studies do at their best: shed light on the politics of the moment by telling parallel stories from the past. As often as the word “unprecedented” comes up in modern political discussions, the comparisons it conjures are usually limited to living memory-which historians know to look beyond. In this episode of How to Save a Country , hosts Michael Tomasky and Felicia Wong talk with Richardson, a professor of nineteenth-century American history at Boston College and the author of...
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