The New York Times launched the 1619 Project last year with an ambitious aim: To “reframe” American history, portraying 1619 as the year of America’s “true founding.” However, after a barrage of criticism from scholars on both sides of the political spectrum, the 1619 Project started to let some air out of the balloon. Without issuing any correction or clarification, the Times quietly removed the reference to 1619 as the year of America’s true founding.
Carter Page is an exemplary American citizen. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Page served in the Navy before becoming a successful businessman. He even served his country clandestinely as a source for America’s intelligence community. But all of that work was not enough to protect Page when he supported Donald Trump for president in 2016.