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Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

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Excerpt:

“On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say.”

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Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular

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Excerpt:

“Activists can’t persuade their contemporaries—they’re aiming at the next generation. One common response to the national anthem protests originated by Colin Kaepernick is to disparage them as polarizing.”