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In “From the Archives”, we saw that historian David Blight was quoted quite extensively this week about Donald Trump’s remarks that Andrew Jackson could have prevented the Civil War. We listen back to Diane’s interview with Blight and a panel of experts on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
- Dan Balz Chief correspondent, The Washington Post
- Deborah Tannen Professor of linguistics, Georgetown University; author of many books, including "The Argument Culture" and "You Were Always Mom's Favorite"
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