Jill Lepore: Technology will never fix injustice automatically

“No its not unprecedented. The we are so divided question.

“The ‘we’ only includes those who were fully enfranchised for American history.

“Indigenous people, people of color, slavery – that’s a divided quality. No this isn’t unprecedented.

“There’s viciousness and brutality in American history. It’s a through line.

“And then I still say yes, we are in a new time. It is a new moment. I would love to say historians have wisdom to offer beyond holy crap.”
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