[SIGCIS-Members] What the Public Thinks About Historical Thinking

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Sun Oct 26 10:26:45 PDT 2014

Great piece in the current issue of AHA Perspectives on History by James Grossman on public views of history and historians.

I especially liked his counter-argument to people who use ‘revisionism’ as a term of disparagement, viz. "My friend and colleague Jim Horton used to ask audiences how they would feel about a surgeon who didn’t read revisionist medical literature..."




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