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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 29 of Phil Magness’s marvelous 2020 book, The 1619 Project: A Critique (footnote deleted; link added):

In eschewing factual analysis for political narratives, the scholars and journalists involved in the 1619 project appear to be far more interested in weaponizing the history of slavery with biased and even fabricated claims for the purpose of discrediting capitalism and free markets in the present day. They neglect the historical antagonism that existed between slave owners and free market capitalism, including a leading slavery defender [George Fitzhugh] who declared that capitalism was “at war with all kinds of slavery.”