This month Twin Cities PBS and documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser announced the forthcoming release of American Reds, a documentary illuminating the history and legacy of the American Communist Party. The program’s narrative is structured around interviews of prominent American Communists. American Reds is scheduled for public television broadcast and online viewing beginning in October 2016.
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Last December, Donald Trump roiled the presidential race by calling for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” quipped Mark Twain. For generations, political leaders have been lending credence to that observation, as they have attempted to shape their legacies, taking credit for what worked and blaming predecessors or political opponents for what failed.
It is still the early days following the events of Orlando. It is possible that, as facts emerge, it will be clear that there was nothing more the FBI could have done to prevent the attack. However, there are lessons to be learned on from the 2009 attack in Fort Hood regarding which questions we should be asking.