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The audience for history

April 16, 2018

Josephine Quinn looks at how the mythicists of several nations tried to weave origin stories around the Phoenicians, and thereby helped create an ancient nation that never existed.

Michael Harriot recounts how much the right hated Martin Luther King, Jr. And would still, were he alive doing today what he did then. Now that he is a dead hero, they will turn him into a 21st century Republican, just as they do Jefferson and Lincoln.

Alas, the demand for myth always is great, while the audience for history is vanishingly small.

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