SOURCE: Washington Post
What Tom Cotton Got Wrong about Robert H. Jackson and Nuremberg
by Gillian Brockell
"Jackson not only supported the Nuremberg defendants’ right to counsel, he was a key part of the governing body that enshrined it into international law."
SOURCE: The Hill
Tom Cotton Attacks "Revisionist History" of Thanksgiving on Senate Floor
The Arkansas Senator warned that the "politically correct editors" of the New York Times are coming for Thanksgiving.
Call Trump’s Attacks On The 1619 Project What They Are — Censorship of American History
The 1619 Project has been published for a year. Why, now, is Donald Trump making a political issue over its use in schools? The author says it's not about teaching history but shaping national propaganda.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
What Tom Cotton Gets So Wrong About Slavery and the Constitution
by Sean Wilentz
"I have fundamental publicized objections to the project, but these in no way mitigate Cotton’s serious misrepresentations of the historical record for evident political gain."
Tom Cotton's Slave-Owning Ancestors
If we dig into records of slave ownership, we can see that Tom Cotton’s family owned slaves.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Sen. Tom Cotton Wants to Take ‘The 1619 Project’ out of Classrooms. His Efforts Have Kept it in the Spotlight
Senator Cotton's comments ignited a war of words on social media Sunday; historians including John Kaminski and Joshua D. Rothman weigh in.
Veterans Go to Washington--So What?
by Nan Levinson
Speculation about the effects of electing veterans to national office is seldom historically informed. Although it's assumed military experience and leadership would shape a legislator's vote, today's partisanship is probably the biggest influence.
The Twisted History of Domestic Military Intervention
by Alan Singer
The use of federal troops to enforce domestic law and order has usually served the interests of big business and white supremacy; recent calls to send in the troops are not concerned with protecting freedom.
SOURCE: Letters From An American
Letters From An American: June 8, 2020
by Heather Cox Richardson
Among other topics, Professor Richardson weighs in on the New York Times editorial fiasco, arguing that Tom Cotton's op ed was too detached from fact to make any contribution to meaningful public debate.
What the heck was the Logan Act?
by Matthew Wills
And who was Logan?
Iran, Tom Cotton and the Bizarre History of the Logan Act
It’s been over 200 years since members of Congress wore white silk stockings and silver shoe buckles on the House floor, but if you read Tom Cotton’s letter to the leaders of Iran, you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
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