VDARE Book Club members will be getting some extra content over the next month because of a delay—a now resolved personal issue I had to deal with. For now, I’d like to invite everyone to listen to Paul Kersey and myself discuss this month’s selection, Peter Wood’s 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project.
The book is necessary but not sufficient—typical of movement conservatism, even the best of it. Wood rather effortlessly dismantles the ridiculous historical claims about the 1619 project. Yet what does fact matter against a powerful, redemptive myth? Clearly, the 1619 Project took off because many people wanted to believe in it, not just because the New York Times promoted it after the Russia hoax fell apart.