Kevin Kruse is a historian and professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of three books: White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005); One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015); and, with Julian E. Zelizer, Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 (2019).
Photo of Kevin M. Kruse by the Miller Center.
Some American patriotic myths are harmless; George Washington may have chopped down a cherry tree at some point in his life, but the popular story told to children where young George fesses...
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