Cotton Mather, the Salem Witch Trials, and Our Miserable PresentĀ 

A few days after the election, I attended a panel on witch hunts. It felt appropriateā€”after all, this was the year of ā€œLock her upā€ and ā€œTrump that bitch,ā€ when a topless Hillary Clinton effigy was hung atop a crane in Oregon and individual members of the media were targeted and harassed. In the month following Donaldā€¦