The Myth of American Innocence

Written by Brent Staples 9 January 2021

“This willful act of forgetting — compounded by the myth of American innocence — has shown itself to be dangerous...it allowed many Americans to view the president’s insistence that he had won an election in which he was actually trounced, and his simultaneous embrace of right-wing extremism, as political theater” (Brent Staples, 2021).

Publisher: NYT

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Category: Authoritarianism