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James Kloppenberg

The Struggle Continues: Response to *Toward Democracy* Roundtable

This is the final installment of the Toward Democracy roundtable series. Here are links to the introduction, as well as the entries by Brewer, Arcenas, and Wickberg. By James T. Kloppenberg Why are we twenty-first-century US historians certain that racism, sexism, and discrimination on the basis of religion, class, or ethnicity is evil, when our predecessors took for granted that native-born Protestant white men should exercise power over everyone else? Why do we reject inherited privileges and assumptions about the legitimacy of existing institutions and those who exercise authority? I think the answers are self-evident: we are the products of Read more