When Bad Actors Twist History, Historians Take to Twitter. That’s a Good Thing.

Engaging with the public isn’t pedantry; it’s showing the receipts

A statue of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt. Her successor, Thutmose III, tried to erase her from history. Photo: Ahmed Zakaria/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

By Waitman Wade Beorn

History can be a weapon or a shield. Almost since the first historians, politicians for good and ill have tried to manipulate the past to support their agendas in the…

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