For John, BLUF: The control of history is the control of the narrative. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The best part of this Ann Althouse Blog post is the clip of the song "You Gotta Have Heart" from Damn Yankees. The lede:
The BBC spoke to David Blight (Yale), Judith Geisberg (Villanova), and Jim Grossman (American Historical Association). I love the way they've broken this down into 5 individual statements, like whether Jackson was "a swashbuckler" and whether he was "tough" and had "a big heart."By the way, I think the issue is not Jackson vs Lincoln, but rather President Lincoln's predecessor, President James Buchanan, who just let the South just slip away. President Buchanan, like President Jackson, was a Democrat.
Here is Professor Althouse's final sentence:
One of the reasons Trump won was because he offered the common people liberation from that kind of bullying from the elite.This is a very important point.
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff