Heather Cox Richardson

One of the tenants of conservative ideology is less government and more private sector enhancement. If you need proof of this, just consider the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite repeated calls for more federal assistance (and leadership), the Trump administration has turned more and more to the private sector, which of course is putting profits ahead of all else.

One of those pointing this out–the mainstream media won’t or can’t –is Heather Cox Richardson, who produces  “Letters from an American,” a blog that is available at https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/ 

Her latest blog post forces on this subject: the Trump administration’s not so secret continuing dismantling of government in favor of the private sector and how it has impacted the fight against COVID-19. 

On her Facebook page, she writes “Heather Cox Richardson is a political historian who uses facts and history to make observations about contemporary American politics. Her new book is How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America.

“I’m from rural Maine, was educated at Exeter and Harvard, and am now a professor of history at Boston College. I write books about the American past, and write articles about modern politics. The past informs my work on the present, not the other way around.” 

She previously taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts. Richardson has authored five books. 

Thanks to Ken knight for alerting us to Letters from an American.


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