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“History does not move on the machinations of a select group of great people”


Trump, Andrew Jackson and Ourselves is an excellent column in today’s New York Times. It’s written by Jane Coaston, and is about the best piece out there responding to President Trump’s recent comments (see President Trump & The Civil War).

She talks – among other things – about the “Great Man” theory of history.

Here’s an excerpt:

It echoes a post I shared a few years ago titled “Idolizing Just One Person Undermines The Struggle.”

Both pieces would be important for history students, including those in IB Theory of Knowledge courses, to examine….

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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