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Aug 15, 2009 3:43 pm

Aren't All Good Historians Revisionists?

Anthony: I look forward to reading the Riggenbach book but aren't all good historians"revisionists?" What is the point of writing history unless you can offer something new?

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David T. Beito - 5/3/2009

Of course, the word has taken on a new meaning since the 1960s though technically it is value neutral. I look forward to your book!

Jeff Riggenbach - 5/3/2009

Yes, in a sense. (I discuss this briefly in the book.) But there's a bit more to it than that.