Carnival of Bad History
Liberty and Power is hosting the Carnival of Bad History for August. We are honored to perform this task. Fortunately, we have a lot a good material to work with this month. Here are the submissions:
Prejudice is the ultimate"quagmire" faced by historians as they write their accounts. Abu Sahajj explores Jane Tompkins' approach to this issue.
What does Ayn Rand have to do with booksignings at Colonial Williamsburg? Edward Cline has the answer.
Joe Kissell calls attention to the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, a document written in code of over two hundred pages from the thirteenth century. It drawings of women, and doodles leading Kissell to wonder if it is a lost student notebook. Is it real or is it fake and, if so, why do we care?
At Frog in the Well, Jonathan Dresner considers it absurd to weave together modern concepts of international law and distant historical events to justify (or challenge) the current legal status of Taiwan.
Sergey Romanov has several posts on Holocaust-related issues. He asks what the Soviets knew about Auschwitz and discusses recent attacks on Holocaust survivors and shows how the Babiy Yar and other controversies (here , here and here) illustrates how Holocaust revisionism is really another name for Holocaust denial.
Chuck Russell finds that making submissions to Carnival is a great way to get noticed by search engines. I'll have to remember this.
Morgen Jahanke notes that the success of the Da Vinci Code has spurred sales of books on similar themes.
In a tongue-in-check open letter to Capital One, Jeffrey Cohen rises to the defense of the Vikings and other"barbarians" in that company's commercials.
Finally, Mark H. Delfs tells us how K-Y Jelly got its name.
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David T. Beito - 8/20/2006
Interesting. I'll have to check them out. I met him more than twenty years ago when we were at the Institute for Humane Studies, which at the time was in Menlo Park.
Grant W Jones - 8/20/2006
Thanks for the plug, Cline's "Sparrowhawk" series are some of the best historical novels written.
- A military cemetery whose African American history is hidden in plain sight in Philadelphia
- Texas Senate increases education board's textbook veto power
- The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War
- Buried at an Asylum, the ‘Unspoken, Untold History’ of the South
- New Orleans removes monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
- Mark Moyar explains why he came to believe the Vietnam War was winnable
- How should Texas high schoolers learn history?
- What's the 'greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history’?
- H.R. McMaster criticized – and not for his defense of Trump
- Yale’s David Blight is asked if New Orleans rewrite its Civil War legacy