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‘Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery’

I have a piece up on the home page about what the 1619 project leaves out:

Slavery didn’t make us unique, which is obvious if we consider its history in a little broader context. Critics of the American Founding don’t like to do this because it weakens their case and quickly brings them up against politically inconvenient facts that they’d prefer to pass over in silence.

Let’s dwell, then, on a few things they don’t tell us about slavery. None of these are secrets or are hard to find, but they are usually left out or minimized, since they don’t involve self-criticism and, worse, they entail a critical look at societies or cultures that the Left tends to favor vis-à-vis the West.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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