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Hamilton: The Conversation Has Begun

At Beacon Theatre on July 8, 2016 in New York City

‘Just as Hamilton deserves to be taken into full context as a work of art, so too should legacies as flawed as many of the founders be given full context. To be unable to distinguish the difference between the American Revolution and the Confederate cause of the Civil War is the exact kind of un-nuanced conversation some political opportunists are hoping we have. Similarly, it ignores that one of the core achievements of Miranda’s Hamilton is to reclaim the higher ideals of that era for all Americans—making it a more inclusive history and not just one for white racists to trumpet as their personal “heritage.” Of course this is a conversation that’s only begun.’

A good read on a show I can’t wait to watch, and which has widened the cultural and historical framework.