'Twas right before Christmas and all through the Web

Not a socialist was stirring, not even Eugene V. Debs.

Medical bills were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that Bernie Sanders soon would be there.

When what to all twittering eyes should appear

But a conservative pundit who hates the New Deal.

“Yes, the Nazis were socialists,” she tweeted with glee

And historians awakened to a trending anti-history.

“Oh God, not again,” they groaned and they clattered

“We had just finished explaining the Ivanka-de Tocqueville matter.”

They tweeted and tweeted to try to convince her:

But she blocked every one and retweeted defenders.

Were the historians shouting into a void?

Amid all the joke tweets from naughty girls and boys:

The strangest part of the whole darn fiasco

Was The Atlantic had just called for historians’ heave-ho.

“If you want us to stay out of politics,” they said,

“Then don’t mention the past so misrepresented.

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it,

So Merry Christmas, here’s a book — do try to read it!"

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