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Right-Wing Orgs Are Enlisting Students in Their War Against Campus Progressives

SJWs of the Right. This is nothing new. There were right-wing groups like this when I was an undergrad in the 80s.

By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout

When President Donald Trump convened the White House Conference on American History in mid-September, he wowed attendees with news that he’d signed an executive order establishing a National Committee to Promote Patriotic Education.

This was necessary, he said, because U.S. teachers have been pushing students “to hate America.” The major culprit? The late Howard Zinn’s 40-year-old, 784-page book, A People’s History of the United States. Trump accused the World War II veteran-turned-scholar of promoting “propaganda” intended to make students “ashamed of their own history.”


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