The “1776 Commission” report released by Donald Trump just before his exit from the presidency is so staggeringly awful, trotting out every moldy reactionary trope about the history of the United States it can, that it has to be read to be believed.
Timothy Messer-Kruse is a professor of ethnic studies at Bowling Green State University.
Last week, Donald Trump denounced the “radical” ideas brainwashing students to hate America. Right on time, the 1776 Unites project released education materials they claim are a corrective. Praised by education secretary Betsy DeVos as “wonderful,” the materials aren’t a serious look at American history — they’re empty boosterism for American free markets.