The Corner

Culture

APUSH Protest Goes Mainstream

The mainstream press is beginning to notice the protest lodged by about 100 historians (expanded from an initial 55) against the College Board’s revisionist AP U.S. history course. (I’ll review some of the new signatories in a forthcoming post.) Daniel Henninger has a spectacular takedown of the College Boards new history framework at today’s WSJ. And The Washington Post is now covering the controversy with a piece by Valerie Strauss.

To her credit, Strauss publishes the entire scholars’ statement, along with the list of signatories. Yet this is preceded by outdated comments on the controversy by historian James McPherson, comments that don’t address the arguments set forth in the new statement. I haven’t seen a single American historian offer a substantive reply to the scholars’ statement.

If you would like to be considered as an additional signatory of the statement, you can apply here. Signatories should be academic historians, scholars in closely allied disciplines, or independent scholars who have an established record of relevant publications.  Recognizing that it requires courage to do so, AP U.S. history teachers are also welcome to become signatories, as several already have.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Most Popular

Elections

Biden Lies Again and Again

Joe Biden is a career liar and he lied some more in the debate, for instance when he dismissed the now well-supported New York Post story about Hunter Biden's business dealing as "a Russian plant." There is zero evidence for this. He offered this line: There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said ... Read More
Elections

Biden Lies Again and Again

Joe Biden is a career liar and he lied some more in the debate, for instance when he dismissed the now well-supported New York Post story about Hunter Biden's business dealing as "a Russian plant." There is zero evidence for this. He offered this line: There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said ... Read More

The Pollster Who Thinks Trump Is Ahead

The polling aggregator on the website RealClearPolitics shows the margin in polls led by Joe Biden in a blue font and the ones led by Donald Trump in red. For a while, the battleground states have tended to be uniformly blue, except for polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group. If you are a firm believer only in ... Read More

The Pollster Who Thinks Trump Is Ahead

The polling aggregator on the website RealClearPolitics shows the margin in polls led by Joe Biden in a blue font and the ones led by Donald Trump in red. For a while, the battleground states have tended to be uniformly blue, except for polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group. If you are a firm believer only in ... Read More
U.S.

The Lies We’re Told about the American Story

Editor’s Note: The following essay was adapted from remarks delivered to the annual dinner of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, in California, on October 4. Every American heart must break when lies are told to boys and girls, who then grow up to think the worst about their past: that the American ... Read More
U.S.

The Lies We’re Told about the American Story

Editor’s Note: The following essay was adapted from remarks delivered to the annual dinner of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, in California, on October 4. Every American heart must break when lies are told to boys and girls, who then grow up to think the worst about their past: that the American ... Read More
Elections

Biden Wants It Both Ways

This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden responded, “I have a transition from the old industry, yes,” and now Biden’s campaign insists the candidate didn’t mean it. Biden also insisted that he “never said I oppose ... Read More
Elections

Biden Wants It Both Ways

This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden responded, “I have a transition from the old industry, yes,” and now Biden’s campaign insists the candidate didn’t mean it. Biden also insisted that he “never said I oppose ... Read More