Historians have started to come out against the dangerous demagoguery of Donald Trump as highlighted in a recent New York Times article.
David McCullough and Ken Burns gathered a group of historians and authors to discuss Donald Trump and have shared the videos on Facebook.
Students and teachers of history recognize different strains of extremism from American and world history fermenting in the Trump campaign and are so moved to speak out, forgoing traditional neutrality, against the dangers of any election of such a campaign or candidate. It is quite profound and something we should not ignore.
Contextualizing the Trump campaign in historical comparisons makes the choice all the more stark this year. McCullough concludes his video by asking: how will history judge us?
We must be ready to answer. The future and possibly the fate of our country will depend on it.