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In Episode V of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Phillip W. Magness to discuss his book, The 1619 Project: A Critique. They discuss the New York Times’ Pulitzer-winning project’s genesis, aims, and goals.
Magness describes what the 1619 Project gets grievously wrong about slavery, economics, and the motivations of the Founding Fathers, as well as areas where prominent critics of it are off base, including their critique of the project’s interpretation of Abraham Lincoln. They also talk about how the project’s editors have such a hard time accepting any criticism of their work.
Acton Institute: Critiquing the 1619 Project with Phil Magness
American Institute for Economic Research: The 1619 Project Debate: A Bibliography
The Atlantic: 1776 Honors America’s Diversity in a Way 1619 Does Not
Commentary: How The New York Times Is Distorting American History
New York Review of Books: American Slavery and ‘the Relentless Unforeseen’
New York Times: The 1619 Project
Reason: What The New York Times’ 1619 Project Gets Wrong About Capitalism: Phillip Magness