Academic historians like Kevin Kruse and Manisha Sihna take to social media to criticize the current President.  There is merit in using history to critically analyze current events.

Their analysis begins to fall apart when they bemoan the manner in which Donald Trump was elected. Like many “progressive” intellectuals they despise the electoral system and argue for plurality when electing our President.  They go as far as to claim Hillary Clinton is the legitimate election winner, and the electoral system is harming society because it attacks our democracy.

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It is difficult to argue with the results of the election.  Samuel J. Tilden would have been a disastrous President.

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Opposition to the Electoral College runs through academia like the freshmen flu.  Only selected candidates can receive such support from the intelligentsia.  Attacking the Electoral College is intellectually lazy. 

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