Accidental comedy magazine National Review released its latest venture into the world of absurdism today with a passage that might gently be called: The Bizarre Underselling of American Slavery. Get ready for some serious glossin’ over.
Victor Davis Hanson notes that one reason for American exceptionalism may be that we did not inherit from England “a large underclass of only quasi-free people attached to barons as serfs.” Sadly, a worse institution took root here, but never became part of the national psyche.
Heh, heh, I mean, slavery was bad, but, uh, nobody really remembers it, right? Oh boy.