History Hits the Campaign Trail

For The New York Times, Adam Goodheart and Peter Manseau explain that “history¬†is often the lingua franca of our national politics.” This is certainly the case, Goodheart and Manseau note, during this presidential election year.¬†“In the months between now and the presidential election, Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama will no doubt focus on efforts to propose contrasting programs for the years ahead. But they will sometimes offer conflicting interpretations of history, too.”

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