There is a dearth of historical understanding in the United States. This widespread ignorance is related to the manufacture of consent by the U.S. media to support the policies of the American capitalist class which constitute a handful of families with almost total control over industry and trade. The aim of the Historicist blog is to explore history and historiographical issues, mostly from a class perspective. Many posts will be reviews of books or other media, but my reviews are not reports; I try to make each review a springboard for an insight relevant to the world of political and cultural warfare of 2017.

“The history of the United States is the history of class struggle”-Howard Zinn