Why the Greatest Refutation of the 1619 Project May Come from a French Liberal

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kyle Reynolds

“Two and a half centuries is a long time. A contemporary individual who claims to know that what was truly lurking in the nation’s heart and soul during that revolutionary period was nefarious and wicked and in sharp contrast to the stated goals and beliefs of the founders must either be the grandest of scholars or an absolute charlatan. That is, however, precisely the thesis of The New York Times’[s] 1619 Project. … If only an impartial observer had meticulously cataloged and chronicled American democracy within the lifetime of numerous founding fathers, we may have a credible answer. Thankfully, Alexis de Tocqueville did just that.” (01/19/23)