Carnival of Bad History #1
.. is up at archy. Apparently, in the absence of other nominations, everything I submitted made the cut. Because there was no" cut" to speak of.... The other articles are worth reading, though. McKay's post on the bad analogy between post-invasion Iraqi insurgents and post-Hitler"Werewolves" is quite good, and Orac's post on Holocaust denial is a classic. Bora Zivkovic's post on Lysenko's"science" and its devastating effects is long, but very substantial, particularly for its discussion of the way in which scientific discussions can unintentionally become political. Check 'em out!
One Man Carnival of Bad Historicism is also available at Tim Burke's place. Burke tackles the questions of authorial identity and literary historicism, and seems to want to draw a firmer line between literary and historical study. But that's like drawing a firm line between"history" and" culture"....
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Jonathan T. Reynolds - 3/2/2005
Methinks we are only beginning to scratch the surface!
- Sources: McMaster Mocked Trump’s Intelligence at a Private Dinner
- The JFK assassination files lead back to Seattle
- Princeton investigates its connection to slavery at a two-day symposium
- Rare Documents Show a Palm Reader's Take on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
- A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions
- Historian Says Textbooks Have Shaped Our Attitudes On Race
- Heather Ann Thompson says what went on at Attica is worse than we thought
- Princeton’s Jan T. Gross warns that Poland’s showing signs of turning decisively in a fascist direction
- Gar Alperovitz is still pushing to make America more democratic
- Robert Dallek: “The fish rots from the head”