Ron DeSantis is known for his political inclination towards history.
He has apparently taken an advanced placement course in U.S. history at a Florida high school where he received high praise for his performance.
Before joining politics, he majored in history at Yale.
The Atlantic article states that his biography indicates a great respect for the discipline of history, and he has devoted serious deliberation to his own understanding of the American past.
The article also points out that Desantis's view of history and his interpretation of it is contested in some circles.
One such example, the article notes, is when he signed a Florida bill that forbids the teaching of critical race theory in public schools, which some have claimed is an attempt to silence discussions of racism and American history.
The article concludes by asserting that DeSantis's relationship with American history is a fundamentally contested one.
While some believe that he has a deep respect for history as a discipline, others see his political views on teaching certain aspects of America's past in public schools as an attempt to control the narrative of the country's history.