To underscore the lack of ethics and judgment displayed by some historians, liberal Slate magazine felt it had to make this point regarding the aforementioned Goodwin plagiarism issue: “…But when the New York Times publishes a letter denying Goodwin ever committed plagiarism—signed by a pack of distinguished historians, including Arthur Schlesinger Jr., John Morton Blum, Robert Dallek, and Sean Wilentz—the violence done to the truth is too much to bear silently. Historians, of all people, should know better than to rewrite history…” Indeed.
While I have no doubt that Dick Cheney couldn’t care less about the advice given by some biased and unprofessional “historians,” the rest of us should be alarmed that one point of view -- and only one point of view -- is filling the pages of biographies, “history” books, and video images.
Sadly, because this unconscionable practice dovetails perfectly with the liberal narrative they seek to advance, most of the mainstream media will continue to promote and defend these unprincipled “historians.”
History, posterity, and the truth be damned.
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