Friday, January 20, 2017

“Few academics and high school history teachers want to risk their careers by suggesting to their students that the father of their country worked the same day job as Donald Trump.”

     Rinker Buck, The Oregon trail:  a new American journey (New York:  Simon & Schuster, 2015), 32.  When Buck composed this sentence, Washington had been the first President of the United States as well as a speculator ("land developer"), whereas Trump had been only the latter.  Ironically, this appeared in my reading on 20 January 2017.

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