Jill Lepore's recent op ed suggests that the real fight is to preserve documentary evidence for future historians to render judgment on Trump. That view is not universally shared among historians.
West German society intially sought to repress evidence of the Holocaust and Nazi crimes, preserving a myth that German civilians were also victims. The work of owning up to those crimes took decades and encountered bitter resistance.
by Walter G. Moss
Reconciling America's racial divisions requires honest reckoning with the past, and teaching history as a search for the truth, not an effort to inclulcate patriotism, placate parents, or pander to censorious textbook commissions.
by Robert Brent Toplin
An American television minseries overcame initial skepticism by German authorities to rouse public conscience about the Holocaust and the complicity of ordinary Germans with persecution and genocide. Americans hesitant toward "political" popular culture should consider its contributions to truth and reconciliation.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Wesley Morris
The United States has flirted with truth and reconciliation. But it abandoned Reconstruction and failed to act on the warnings of the 1968 Kerner Commission. Most of all, these failures reflect the vain hope that overcoming the country's racist past can be done quickly.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Bynum, a white Republican in deeply red Oklahoma, said he would not back down from trying to find answers to what happened.
A Truth and Reconciliation commission would be a necessary first step in documenting the Trump regime's crimes and assaults on truth, reality and America's collective memory.
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