The „lessons of history” — to quote the historians’ manifesto — can be read in different ways, by equally informed people.

But I won’t join Historians Against Trump, which indulges in some of the same polarized, overheated rhetoric used by Trump himself. In a statement released on July 11, the new group warned that Trump’s candidacy represents „an attack on our profession, our values, and the communities we serve.” But that claim is itself a repudiation of our professional values, which enjoin us to understand diverse communities instead of dismissing them as warped or deluded.

Why I’m Not Joining ‘Historians Against Trump’
Jonathan Zimmerman
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