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Ill Literacy, Episode XXII: 1620 (Guest: Peter W. Wood)

December 7, 2020

In Episode XXII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Peter W. Wood about his new book, “1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Peter W. Wood of the National Association of Scholars to discuss his new book, 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project. They chat about the 1619 Project’s false narrative, how that narrative is being pushed behind the scenes, and how that narrative is socially corrosive. Dr. Wood also argues that, if you have to choose a “starting point” for the American narrative, you should start in 1620 with the signing of the Mayflower Compact.

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Show Notes:

Law & Liberty: Mike Gonzalez – 1619 and the Poisoned Well of Identity Politics

National Association of Scholars: The 1620 Project

National Review: Stanley Kurtz – A Book for Our Times: Peter Wood’s 1620 Skewers 1619 Project

New York Post: Peter W. Wood— America wasn’t founded on slavery in 1619 — but on Pilgrims’ ideals written in 1620

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @BenceAthwart
Peter Wood is president of the National Association of Scholars, a network of scholars and citizens with a commitment to academic freedom, disinterested scholarship, and excellence in American higher education. @NASorg