Some Recommended Things ...
First, thanks to my friend, Louis Proyect, for this tribute:
The rightwing hellhounds at the History News Network, a website sponsored by the neoconservative George Mason University, have been crying out for my friend Paul Buhle's scalp for years now, on much the same basis that they have gone after Churchill. Ralph Luker, a resident Satan, has charged Paul with crimes against Clio, the muse of history whom he stands on guard with bared fangs to protect ...
Thanks for the kind words, Louis, but Buhle and Churchill aren't the only perpetrators of bad history. See, for example: Wilfred McClay,"A Flood of Words on Katrina," New York Sun, 15 May, a review of Douglas Brinkley's The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Brinkley seems to have just vacuated his bowels of a massive book. But much good history is done by historians on the left, as well. See, for example: Jefferson Decker,"Politics as Usual," Boston Review, May/June 2006, a review of Kevin M. Kruse, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism and Matthew D. Lassiter The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South; and David J. Garrow,"Freedom Riders," The Wilson Quarterly, Spring, 2006, a review of Ray Arsenault's Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.
Beyond the reviews, for your long holiday internet browsing, I'd recommend a few good history blogs from Cliopatria's History Blogroll: A Gentle Fuss, by the University of Western Ontario's Nick Milne; PK's BibliOdyssey; Daniel Larison's Eunomia, by a graduate student in Byzantine history at the University of Chicago; misteraitch's Giornale Nuovo; Peter Stothard's, by the editor of the TLS; and wood s lot.
Rebecca Anne Goetz - 5/30/2006
But it's such a novelty Ralph! No one who knows me would ever call me a rightwing hellhound. :) I think the T-Shirt is a great idea.
Ralph E. Luker - 5/30/2006
Actually, I've been thinking that we probably ought to have a t-shirt anyway -- maybe something with the Cliopatria logo that Jeremy Boggs designed for the Cliopatria Awards on it.
Manan Ahmed - 5/30/2006
i am getting that on a tshirt!
"Cliopatria: Where the Rightwing Hellhounds Hound"
Ralph E. Luker - 5/29/2006
Rebecca, I, for one, claim that you, at least, are innocent on that count!
Rebecca Anne Goetz - 5/29/2006
We're rightwing hellhounds! Hurrah!
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