Friday, February 17, 2006

I wanna see some history

I recently ran into a blog by Deborah Lipstadt. You may recall her victory over Holocaust denier David Irving in a libel suit a few years back. As you can guess, her site is mostly about Anti-Semitism, so she also deals with the cartoon controversy.

Beatrice has a nice dialogue between two authors of histories of the 1960s, or what might be the long 60s. It is well worth a read, if only for the balanced discussion of President Reagan. The Beatrice site links to this excellent Oxford University Press blog posting about the dangers of liberal triumphalism, comparing the failures and overreach of the 70s, with a post-Bush scenario. Be sure to read it.

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