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Ill Literacy Episode V: The 1619 Project: A Critique (Guest: Dr. Phillip W. Magness)

August 10, 2020

In Episode V of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Phillip W. Magness about his book, “The 1619 Project: A Critique”.

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Phillip W. Magness to discuss his book, The 1619 Project: A Critique. They discuss the New York Times’ Pulitzer-winning project’s genesis, aims, and goals. Magness describes what the 1619 Project gets grievously wrong about slavery, economics, and the motivations of the Founding Fathers, as well as areas where prominent critics of it are off base, including their critique of the project’s interpretation of Abraham Lincoln. They also talk about how the project’s editors have such a hard time accepting any criticism of their work.

Show Notes:

Acton Institute:
Critiquing the 1619 Project with Phil Magness

https://www.acton.org/audio/critiquing-1619-project-phil-magness

American Institute for Economic Research: The 1619 Project Debate: A Bibliography

https://www.aier.org/article/the-1619-project-debate-a-bibliography/

The Atlantic: 1776 Honors America’s Diversity in a Way 1619 Does Not

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/inclusive-case-1776-not-1619/604435/

Commentary: How The New York Times Is Distorting American History

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/wilfred-mcclay/how-the-new-york-times-is-distorting-american-history/

New York Review of Books: American Slavery and ‘the Relentless Unforeseen’

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/11/19/american-slavery-and-the-relentless-unforeseen/

New York Times: The 1619 Project

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

Reason: What The New York Times' 1619 Project Gets Wrong About Capitalism: Phillip Magness

https://reason.com/podcast/what-the-new-york-times-1619-project-gets-wrong-about-capitalism-phillip-magness/

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Constitutional Reform
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart