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The Best Articles I Read in 2020

 

Here at the end of 2020, I’m trying to close up a number of tabs I have open on my browser. Many of them are articles, and of that number I’m certain several were suggested or linked to by fellow Ricochet members, mentioned in podcasts, or discovered through searches prompted by Ricochet discussions. I was originally going to say “The 10 Best Articles…”, but the list is more than ten articles and I’m sure I’m forgetting some additional ones that I read months ago…it’s been a long year.

For this post I loosely define “the best” articles as those that challenged my thinking on an issue, were educational, were unexpected or deservedly scandalous, courageously broke with prevailing current narratives, or discussed an important topic otherwise ignored or forgotten. I’m not going to say which characteristic applies to which article as I’m trying to keep this post relatively brief, and each article could form the foundation of a post and become fertile ground for discussion. Some of the articles were written in years prior to 2020, but I just got around to reading them this year and they were either prophetic or remain pertinent to current events. Grouped with some of the articles I have read, I’m also listing what I’m going to read next in regard to that topic. These will have “to be read” in parentheses next to them.

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For many years there has been controversy over whether confederate symbols should have a prominent place on government property.  Some politicians have been asked about the meaning of the confederate flag while others have talked about the legacy the president of the confederacy, Jefferson Davis.  Books critical of Abraham Lincoln have been written including “The Real […]

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In my mini-bio a few days ago of John Quincy Adams, AddictionIsAChoice pointed out that Adams was the only president willing to “descend” to the role of congressman. That remarkable action of this remarkable man deserves a Part Two to the story. I give you Congressman John Quincy Adams… ////////// Preview Open

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