A Critical Response to the 1619 Project — Peter Wood
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He’s challenged one of America’s largest newspapers ... Dr. Peter Wood has spent his entire career researching America’s evolving culture. His most recent book, 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project, pushes back against The New York Times and examines the true starting point of American history. The former anthropology professor discusses his book — and its implications — with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

• An Introduction to Peter Wood (00:00:00)

• The 1619 Project Explained (00:01:27)

• Credibility is Everything (00:08:09)

• Changing the Curriculum (00:11:13)

• A New Historical Narrative (00:22:24)

• Reframing Civil Rights (00:30:42)

• A Blame Game (00:35:43)

• Our Urgent Response to 1619 (00:45:47)

• The Silver Lining of the 1619 Bubble (00:36:53)

Guest Bio:

Dr. Peter Wood is an anthropologist, author and former professor. After receiving his PhD from the University of Rochester, he served as a provost of The King's College in New York City. In addition, he served as associate provost and the president's chief of staff at Boston University. Today, Dr. Wood is the president of the National Association of Scholars. And in 2019, he received the Jeane Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom.

Dr. Wood has also authored several books on American culture and traditional values of liberty and equality. These include; Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (2003); A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (2007); and Diversity Rules (2020).

Resources Mentioned:

• 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

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