SOURCE: Mother Jones
The Nation's Most Prolific Censor – So Far
by Adam Hochshild
Operating out of the same building that would later house the Trump International Hotel, Postmaster General Albert Burleson used control of the mails to crush countless publishers deemed subversive. Most of his legal tools are still on the books today.
SOURCE: Saturday Evening Post
The Dangerous “Patriotism” of the January 6 Insurrection
by Ben Railton
The participants in the attack on the Capitol a year ago reflected a "mythic patriotism" founded on the belief in an authentic, white, Christian nation under attack by enemies dangerous enough to justify any measures in opposition.
America's First Peaceful (Just Barely!) Transfer of Power
by Akhil Reed Amar
While the selection of Thomas Jefferson as the third president in 1801 (after an electoral college deadlock) is touted as a crucial peaceful transfer of presidential power from one party to another, the transition was far more fraught with peril than most realize.
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