In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- A deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, NY brought renewed attention to the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory widely circulated among white supremacists. Niki drew on this New Yorker article about the European origins of this idea and her own New York Times essay on the role of media in amplifying it. Natalia discussed Samuel Huntington’s Foreign Policy essay, “The Hispanic Challenge.” Neil referenced this Nation article about Renaud Camus.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia made a plea for more coverage of how summer camp directors are gearing up for their third pandemic summer. Those stories haven’t been written, but here’s a History Channel video she recorded on the history of summer camps.
- Neil discussed Trip Mickle’s New York Times article, “Farewell to the iPod.”
- Niki shared her congratulations and gratitude for historian Brian Balogh, on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Virginia.