Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Republicans: The Party of Civil Rights (Not!)

Birmingham, 1963.
New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait has a marvelous piece (here) debunking a National Review cover story that rewrites the history of the modern Republican Party and its problem with race. He calls Kevin Williamson's story a "fantasy" and sets about deconstructing the rationale (or irrationality) behind it.

It's a solid piece of reasoning and history and it points up what Republicans do best: when they're proved wrong, they simply rewrite history. Simple as that.


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