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July 19, 2017

Why does Lawrence Summers think that America and its minority groups are separable?

On July 12, the Washington Post published an oped titled, “Western civilization and presidential hypocrisy” in which Lawrence Summers “jokes” that “the American Studies Association should be renamed the anti-American Studies Association since it sees America largely through its sins against minority groups.” The following is a letter to the editor in response which the WP did not publish.

To the Editor

I was delighted to read in your publication of Lawrence Summers’ piece “Hypocrisy and Western Civilisation” (13 July) that he has been reading American Quarterly, the flagship journal of the American Studies Association. But I was puzzled by his description ...(Read more)

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