April 10, 2023 Reading Time: < 1 minute

If you’ve been with us for a while, you undoubtedly know that AIER’s Phil Magness has been an outspoken critic of the New York Times 1619 Project. You can have a look at his conversation with Bill Walton, or read his analysis of the 1619 Project’s many errors, or even have a listen to his two-part conversation with me and Antony Davies on Words & Numbers to get a sense of the types of criticisms he offers.

But if all of this only serves to whet your appetite, you’re in luck. Phil will next take up the 1619 Project at the Soho Forum on April 20, addressing the resolution: The New York Times book The 1619 Project, and the Hulu video series based on it, are important contributions to our understanding of slavery and the role of African Americans in American history.

Opposing Phil, and in the affirmative, will be historian Woody Holton of the University of South Carolina.

So if you are planning on being in New York City on April 20, or if you would like to go to New York City on April 20, you can find ticket information here.

James R. Harrigan

James R. Harrigan

James R. Harrigan is a former Senior Research Fellow at AIER. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast.

Dr. Harrigan was previously Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also a Senior Research Fellow.

He has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and a host of other outlets. He is also co-author of Cooperation & Coercion. His current work focuses on the intersections between political economy, public policy, and political philosophy.

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