Calhounian constitutionalism worked toward overthrowing republicanism and establishing oligarchy as the new model of government in the United States.
Assessing the 1619 Project: A Law & Liberty Symposium
In a recent meeting addressing the staff of the New York Times, the paper’s executive editor Dean Baquet announced that the Gray Lady’s new editorial direction for 2019 would include an effort to “write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions.” The 1619 Project appears to be the first major fruit of this shift. Are these much-debated essays part of a concerted effort to undermine public faith in the basic decency of our regime? Do they merely represent a corrective to some of the nation’s long-held beliefs about how large a role slavery played in shaping our institutions today?
To address these and other concerns, we present four contributions to the ongoing debate about the 1619 Project:
The New York Times Resurrects the Positive Good Slavery Argument
by W.B. Allen
Slavery Gave Us Double-Entry Bookkeeping?
by Hans Eicholz
by Kevin Gutzman
by Jason Ross