Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Unraveling fake history

Over at FrumForum, David Frum asks why Glenn Beck has a particular animus against Woodrow Wilson, and points to a Michael Lind piece at Salon tracing the highbrow conservative influences on Beck's and Jonah Goldberg's tendentious history (I'm not surprised that R.J. Pestritto is in the mix). For my part, I note, here and in the comments at Frum's piece, that Wilson was the president most vigilant and successful in defending the gold standard, which suggests things were a little more complicated than can be fit on Beck's chalkboard.

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