1776 report: Historians attack Trump commission’s account of nation’s past as ‘outright lies’

January 19, 2021 ☼ trumpamerica1776

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Historians responded with dismay and anger Monday after the White House’s “1776 Commission” released a report that it said would help Americans better understand the nation’s history by “restoring patriotic education.”

“It’s a hack job. It’s not a work of history,” American Historical Association executive director James Grossman told The Washington Post. “It’s a work of contentious politics designed to stoke culture wars.”

This might be a slight overreaction, but I have no doubt that the report is a whitewash. History education should not be ‘patriotic’, that’s just propaganda. History education should be as close to the truth as we can make it, warts and all.