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!
- The Most Controversial Psych Study Is Repeated — Same Weird Result
- A new book explores the stunning revelation that Hemingway spied for the USSR
- A President’s Restless Corpse May Be on the Move Again in Tennessee
- How China and the U.S. might collide — or not
- Major Viking Age Archaeological Find Discovered in Denmark
- The New York Times celebrates biographer Richard Holmes
- Historians are in demand! (On cruise ships)
- Douglas Brinkley says there’s a "smell of treason in the air"
- Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges and President of Smith, Dies at 85
- Gil Troy says Jews and Israelis are the victims of a “Hate Swarm”