KC Johnson: His book on the Duke lacrosse case getting lots of buzz
At Cliopatria, a group blog of historians, Ralph E. Luker is calling it “KC’s Moment.” He notes, however, that at Scott Eric Kaufman’s blog Acephalous, the historian Timothy Burke finds the book’s anti-intellectualism “positively Horowitzian in tenor and substance.”
As for Johnson, at the blog he set up for covering the controversy, Durham-in-Wonderland, he’s now taking the Duke University Press to task for the “pedagogical slant” of its list, which he says publishes a disproportionate share of academics who leapt to pillory the lacrosse players.
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Timothy James Burke - 8/30/2007
Those are not my words. Whomever wrote this piece did a really bad job of reading the discussion.
Jonathan Dresner - 8/29/2007
I think CHE was relying too heavily on your post, which says "At Acephalous, our colleague, Tim Burke, addresses the suggestion...."
If they understood how blog comments and hyperlinks work, they wouldn't make that mistake, but I suspect that's where it came from.
Ralph E. Luker - 8/29/2007
There are two big errors in this CHE story. First, the words here attributed to Timothy Burke are not his. There are the words of Scott Eric Kaufman, who blogs at Acephalous. Secondly, they were _not_ said about KC Johnson's book, _Until Proven Innocent_, which neither Kaufman nor Burke have yet seen, but about KC Johnson's blog, Durham-in-Wonderland.
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