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Gingrich and the Use of History

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On December 2, 2011
Newt Gingrich is an embrassment to the historical profession. Not only is he corrupt, but his dissertation defended Belgian rule of the Congo, which really sums up the man. He throws historical references around with abandon, but it’s entirely unclear whether the gasbag knows what he’s talking about. Revolution here, Civil War there, ancient Rome, […]

A collision of hacks

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On December 29, 2009
What the hell? It wouldn’t have been difficult to predict this, but the stupidity of Deborah Solomon interviewing John Yoo does indeed approach the density of a degenerate dwarf star. After describing Yoo’s new book as “an eloquent, fact-laden history of audacious power grabs by American presidents,” Solomon offers him the chance to set forth, […]

How delusional is Glenn Beck?

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On September 24, 2009

I realize this is only scraping midway down the barrel of Glenn Beck’s yawning madness, but for reasons I can’t adequately defend I was actually listening yesterday when he explained why h

Selective what now?

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On August 15, 2009
From the “Let Me Google That For You” file, here’s Jack Moss complaining about Rick Perlstein’s outstanding piece in the Post, wherein he notes that — unlike today — news anchors of years past never felt obligated to provide airtime to people with dissenting views on the shape of the earth: Of course this is […]
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