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Program Director @PENamerica. Historian. He/him. Personal acct. 'It is a terrible transgression to intimidate and awe teachers with fear of want.' — C. Darrow
Sep 29, 2018 29 tweets 9 min read
Thanks to #KavanaughHearings, I've heard from a number of men this week who are terrified that they'll be falsely accused of rape. Good news, men: Kavanaugh hasn't been falsely accused, and you won't be either. Don't believe me? Let's look at the evidence. How hard is it to get someone to falsely accuse a man of rape? In the last week of the 2016 election, Democratic donors Susie Tompkins Buell and David Brock decided to find out. They offered $700,000 to any woman who would say Donald Trump raped her.…
Jan 9, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
I'm glad people are finally taking Oprah seriously as a presidential candidate. I've been talking about this possibility for years, really ever since Trump announced his campaign. So as a historian of charisma, here are my thoughts on Oprah for president. First of all, you have to understand that Oprah is almost certainly the most charismatic person in America right now. If she ran for office, she would be the most charismatic American politician since Ronald Reagan.