re: Romney’s Speech on Thursday

The history of Mormonism in America is a story of social and political success, for Mormons and non-Mormons alike. From the grimmest beginnings–the lynching of Joseph Smith, the Mountain Meadows massacre–orthodox Mormons have been ordinary decent citizens for over a century, and other Americans have recognized as much. I hope Romney instructs the ignorant, and holds the bigots, right and left, to shame.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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