Historian blasts North Carolina paper for running two reviews of Jesse Helms's book

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North Carolina historian Timothy B. Tyson's review of Jesse Helms'"Here's Where I Stand" apparently was a little too tough for News & Observer editors. They balanced it with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.'s valentine to Helms. Tyson says of the Raleigh newspaper's move:"I see it as an unprincipled change in a paper's policy for one book that won't be applied to other books, and the only explanation is Helms' fame, power and popularity. It tends to marginalize the work that I had done. The piece that I wrote is grounded in 20 years of work in North Carolina history."

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