SOURCE: The Nation
The political odyssey of Sean Wilentz.
by Alan Singer
As historians and public figures, we have an obligation to defend democratic institutions and expose vestigial anti-democratic elements like the Electoral College that threaten democracy, which includes a careful examination of their origin and history.
SOURCE: Rolling Stone
by Sean Wilentz
"After Kavanaugh’s performance and his strong-armed confirmation, the 5-to-4 decisions that ensue will at least clarify exactly what the long-term right-wing campaign has been all about.” (It’s not originalism.)
SOURCE: New Republic
by Win McCormack
Some doubt the distinction he made in a recent essay that drew wide attention.
SOURCE: Princeton Alumni Weekly
Former political aide Sidney Blumenthal and prominent historian Sean Wilentz of Princeton University explore the role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.
by David Sehat
The intellectual range on display in this collection of essays is truly impressive.
SOURCE: Matthew Pinsker’s blog at Dickinson College
An 8th grade teacher asked her students to evaluate Sean Wilentz’s claim that the Constitution didn’t protect slavery
by Stephanie Kugler
Her students concluded he was wrong.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Why is this important? The lesson that he has drawn from his study of 19th century politics is that partisanship is a necessary element of the political process.
SOURCE: NY Review of Books
Sean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton and author of The Rise of American Democracy. (February 2013)Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s new book and accompanying ten-part televised documentary have a misleading title. Most if not all of the interpretations that they present in The Untold History of the United States—from the war in the Philippines to the one in Afghanistan—have appeared in revisionist histories of American foreign policy written over the last fifty years. Challenged by early reviewers, Stone and Kuznick have essentially conceded the point about their sources and claimed that what they call the “revisionist narrative” that informs their book has in truth become “the dominant narrative among university-based historians.”
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