The Absurdly Misleading Attacks on Anti-CRT Rules

Opponents of Critical Race Theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
Prominent writers are lodging deep objections to these restrictions, without any grounding in reality.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H istory itself, nay, our very democracy, is under attack.

The assailant? State legislatures that have passed laws intended to keep critical race theory and associated “anti-racist” ideologies out of the public schools.

The Yale professor Timothy Snyder, a scholar of totalitarianism and 20th-century atrocities, has written a piece for The New York Times Magazine titled “The War on History Is a War on Democracy.”

At The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum published a piece with the headline “Democracies Don’t Try to Make Everyone Agree.”

Applebaum summarizes what she thinks is the crux of the anti-CRT push in schools: “Schoolchildren should not be taught the history of

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