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Against “Tolerance”: History, Politics, and the Specter of Charles A. Ellwood

Today’s guest post is by Carl R. Weinberg, an adjunct associate professor of history at Indiana University. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I and is currently writing a book entitled Red Dynamite: Creationism, Anticommunism, and Culture Wars in Modern America (under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press). On Sunday March 29, three days after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the by-now widely hated and ridiculed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (IRFRA), the governor accused his critics of “intolerance.” In a televised interview with George Stephanapolous, Pence said Read more