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Right Wing Extremi : Letters From an American (blog_: by Heather Cox Richardson

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Increasingly, right-wing agitators are calling for violent overthrow of the government. Last week, Peter Wehner, who served in the Reagan, and bothBush administrations (pointed out, in The Atlantic) that the right wing has moved to such extremism that former president Trump, whose behavior seemed so shocking in 2015 and 2016, is now being sidelined by lawmakers and pundits who are even more extreme. Yesterday, in an  Macon County Republican Party event, Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) insisted that the Jan. 6 rioters are “political hostages” and said he wanted to “bust them out.” When someone in the audience asked “When are you going to call us to Washington again?” he said, “We are actively working on that one…" read more of History Professor Richardson's  essay.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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