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Opinion: The Genius of America’s Anti-Democratic Tradition

As Election Day — or Election Week, or Election Month — prepares to perform a welcome coup de grâce on one of the worst years in living memory, there is something for which every American should be grateful. In 2020, tributes, panegyrics, hymns and paeans to American democracy have been rare. Right-leaning folks see red, appropriately, whenever The D

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Llewellyn King: Editing and Sanitizing History Is Vandalism

History is fragile. It needs to be handled with care. The trouble is that it is inevitably viewed through the prism of today, which can cast the good as bad and the bad as good. That is why those who would edit it, sanitize it or obscure it are, for the most part, vandals. It

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