Given all the attacks on history lately (see here), I couldn’t let this topic lie any longer. Airing next week, the next Point of Inquiry will be about the ideological rewriting of history, and it will feature as a guest historian and journalist Rick Perlstein.
Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus and Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America. We’ll talk about anything from Sarah Palin’s recent flub to claims that the U.S. is a “Christian Nation”–and of course we’ll also consider whether there are also leftwing forms of inaccurate or ideological history.
The show airs a week from today. Please leave questions or comments for Rick Perlstein, or myself, as these often get asked on the air and help shape the show.