SOURCE: The New Yorker
As Historians Face More Political Pressure, the James Sweet Controversy Won't Die
A New Yorker reporter asks the outgoing AHA president what pushed him to write a controversial column, and other historians weigh in on what the discipline's relationship to politics should be (and whether historians themselves have the power to decide).
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Is There a New History War?
by David Frum
David Frum asks what's behind the summer's AHA dustup.
James Sweet Shouldn't Have Apologized for the Truth
by Jeffrey Herf
"Those who repress inconvenient facts or produce fictitious evidence to nourish a politically convenient story are simply not historians—they are activists or propagandists."
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