Bad History: Essays Toward the Crisis, 2008-2018 (#9)

The premise for this collection of a decade of essays is here.

Today I realized that the collection is about to start hurtling toward the two phenomena that, while they were both totally unpredictable, at least by me, when I was writing these essays, seemed to explode straight out of the stuff I was wrestling with and pushed my whole thing into its freakout climax.

Those twinned, explosive phenomena are: 1) “Hamilton: An American Musical”; and 2) the presidency of Donald Trump.

We’re getting there.

But not quite yet. Today’s post, from the blissful ignorance of 2013, takes a break from beating up on the liberal consensus and beats up instead on Grover Norquist’s distorted view of George Washington. Here it is: Washington’s Birthday and Public Debt.”

Next up will be a post from ’14. As I said, we’re accelerating — toward the abyss.

 

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