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Authoritarians create a golden past to return to & condemn all who disagree as enemies

History's complicated.
The past isn't golden.
To see where we are & how to move ahead we MUST understand that.

Friday on History Matters:
History & Democracy: The Dynamic Duo

10AM ET
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Tomorrow on my webcast History Matters

The Power of Political Stunts

Some political acts are attention-getting stunts but on a nat'l stage they can have a BIG impact. (Impeachment & college presidents, anyone?)

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07:49 PM - Dec 14, 2023
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Tomorrow on my (live) webcast “History Matters (…and so does coffee):”

Let’s Talk Democracy

Based on the Twitter mansplainers who tried to “teach” me about democracy today, we’ve got a LOT of work to do.

Friday 10AM ET
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05:10 PM - Nov 09, 2023
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I’m beyond grateful to those who have contributed to Newbie’s GoFundMe. In his honor, we’ll be giving to Central Park & the Wild Bird Fund.

Here’s a link if you want to offer a tribute to the one and only History Bird.

https://www.gofundme.com/f...
10:30 PM - Oct 19, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast History Matters:

When Parties Implode

The divided Republican Party has been on display in the struggle to elect a Speaker

What does it mean when parties implode? What can history tell us?

Join us Friday at 10AM ET for more!

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06:08 PM - Oct 26, 2023
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ACCOUNTABILITY MATTERS.

ESPECIALLY in democratic governance.

People with power were not held accountable for their involvement in 1/6.

And here we are.
06:53 PM - Oct 25, 2023
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Hey folks:

Looks like I'll be on Velshi on MSNBC tomorrow at 11:00 AM talking about dysfunction and violent rhetoric in Congress (surprise!)
05:04 PM - Oct 20, 2023
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Coming up 10AM ET on "History Matters"

Threats as Politics

Yes--threats vs members of Congress voting against Jordan seem like a continuation of what some on the the right have done for years

No--what's happening now is different & it matters.

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09:30 AM - Oct 20, 2023
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I’m beyond grateful to those who have contributed to Newbie’s GoFundMe. In his honor, we’ll be giving to Central Park & the Wild Bird Fund.

Here’s a link if you want to offer a tribute to the one and only History Bird.

https://www.gofundme.com/f...
10:30 PM - Oct 19, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast, "History Matters:"

Threats as Politics

We're watching it in action.
How does it work?
WHY does it work?
What does it mean?

Join us.
It couldn't be more timely--or important.

Friday 10AM ET
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06:02 PM - Oct 19, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast, "History Matters:"

Threats as Politics

We're watching it in action.
How does it work?
WHY does it work?
What does it mean?

Join us.
It couldn't be more timely--or important.

Friday 10AM ET
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06:02 PM - Oct 19, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast, “History Matters”

What the Heck Just Happened?: History and the Speaker Ouster

SO MUCH TO SAY
Join us!

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08:25 PM - Oct 05, 2023
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Given what I'm seeing some Republicans claim, I feel the need to state the obvious:

The Republicans decided to oust a Republican Speaker.

To blame this on the Democrats is some serious magical thinking.

As well as desperate.
05:09 PM - Oct 04, 2023
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Tonight I’m giving a (sold-out!) fund-raising lecture for Mory’s. “Congressional Violence Past and Present.”

I’ll say what I’ve said before. Being a historian who has focused on this topic at this point in US history is…mind-bending.
10:05 AM - Oct 03, 2023
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Hey folks!
Tomorrow on my live webcast History Matters:

CORRUPTION

Always there.
From America’s beginning.
Always a LOT to say.

What do we do about it?

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06:31 PM - Sep 28, 2023
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Tomorrow morning on "History Matters:"

When Politicians Push Back

Fetterman's slap at Republicans mocking his sweatshirt -- & the resultant cheering by some on the left -- was a strategy shift.

It's been used before.
Want to see how it works?

Tomorrow 10AM ET
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04:40 PM - Sep 21, 2023
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Tomorrow morning on "History Matters:"

When Politicians Push Back

Fetterman's slap at Republicans mocking his sweatshirt -- & the resultant cheering by some on the left -- was a strategy shift.

It's been used before.
Want to see how it works?

Tomorrow 10AM ET
NCHEteach.org/conversations
04:40 PM - Sep 21, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast “History Matters:”

The Presidential Parent Trap

There’s a long history of presidential kids hurting—& helping—their parents. What does it say about the “Hunter Factor?”

Join the great History Matters community for more.

Friday 10AM ET
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05:54 PM - Sep 14, 2023
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Coming up on my webcast, "History Matters," at 10AM ET:

Pacing Yourself in Trying Times

No need to explain why I picked this topic.

Tune in to hear about my "Spectrum of Crises" -- & what historical responses to crises-in-motion reveal.

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09:31 AM - Sep 08, 2023
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Hey folks!

I just recorded my last episode of "Now & Then," my podcast w/ Heather Cox Richardson. Crying happened

But "History Matters"--my Friday AM webcast--continues!

Tomorrow:
Pacing Yourself in Trying Times

History offers lessons
Join us!

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07:29 PM - Sep 07, 2023
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3/ For past statements I've made about the importance of words like "insurrection" or "attempted coup" to describe the events of January 6:

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Read an interesting article that speaks to now

"What's Not in a Name"--G. Foster, Journal of CW Era (Sept '18) explores words describing the coming war

"Rebellion?" "Insurrection?" Both branded the South wrong. "Civil War" was neutral

The words used to describe 1/6 also say a LOT.

Words matter.
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Read an interesting article that speaks to now

"What's Not in a Name"--G. Foster, Journal of CW Era (Sept '18) explores words describing the coming war

"Rebellion?" "Insurrection?" Both branded the South wrong. "Civil War" was neutral

The words used to describe 1/6 also say a LOT.

Words matter.
10:12 PM - Sep 05, 2023
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Tomorrow on “History Matters:”

The Rule of Law & Democracy: You Can’t Have One Without The Other

Trial dates vs election dates; Proud Boy sentences: we’re awash in the power & complications of the rule of law.

Why does it matter? Join us!

Friday 10AM ET
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08:16 PM - Aug 31, 2023
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Folks are asking if I’m continuing my webcast, given the end of Now & Then.

YES! I will be!

Friday mornings at 10AM ET—I talk about how history can offer guidance through our crisis-ridden present. Been doing it for 3 years.

NCHEteach.org/conversations

Past episodes are archived there as well.
02:47 PM - Aug 30, 2023
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Sorry to pass this along, folks.
11:12 AM - Aug 30, 2023
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Tomorrow’s UNC Daily Tar Heel.

As provided by its managing editor, Caitlyn Yaede.

Brilliant.
And heart wrenching.
09:31 PM - Aug 29, 2023
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That feeling when you discover that Karl Rove discusses your book at some length in the Wall Street Journal...

(Gift article)

https://www.wsj.com/articl...
12:41 PM - Aug 27, 2023
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Saw Oppenheimer tonight. Saw four trailers for movies featuring EXPLODING BOMBS.

I mean…just because I was seeing that movie doesn’t mean I’m a bomb fan. Sheesh.
10:40 PM - Aug 26, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast, “History Matters:”

Performing Politics

The GOP debate.
Trump’s motorcade.
And (somewhat) the Marion County Record.

These were all performances—largely for us.

What were people trying to say?

What do we hear/see?

Friday 10AM ET
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09:17 PM - Aug 24, 2023
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Tomorrow on my live webcast, “History Matters:”

Performing Politics

The GOP debate.
Trump’s motorcade.
And (somewhat) the Marion County Record.

These were all performances—largely for us.

What were people trying to say?

What do we hear/see?

Friday 10AM ET
NCHEteach.org/conversations
09:17 PM - Aug 24, 2023
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