Quiz: Breitbart headline, or KKK newspaper headline from the 1920s?On September 20, 2017 by Kenna
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Like many of his colleagues, historian Peter Shulman has cautioned against the excessive use of Nazi comparisons in assessing our present-day political scene, arguing that those in search of historical antecedents should study our very own homegrown history of white supremacy instead. Recently, he was browsing around in a new database of Ku Klux Klan newspapers from the 1920s when he noticed how eerily similar the headlines in some of the regional and national Klan publications the database catalogs were to those that have run on Breitbart of late.
Guess Whether These Headlines Came From Breitbart or 1920s KKK Newspapers
[ndrew Kahn, Rebecca Onion, and Peter A. Shulman/Slate]
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)