On November 29, Professor Manisha Sinha contributed another excellent historical analysis to the New York Times’ Opinion section. Titled “Donald Trump, Meet Your Precursor,” Professor Sinha compares the racism and “impeachment-worthy subterfuge” of Presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Johnson. Sinha writes, “Historical parallelism rarely works in a simplistic manner. But it does work when historians discern broad similarities and patterns that link our present moment to the past. Many fallible men have inhabited the office of the presidency. Only a handful have been so oblivious to the oath they took that they have met the constitutional standard for impeachment.”
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