December 26, 2005
PROFESSOR KENNETH ANDERSON: “Shame on Robert Kuttner for cheapening our collective heritage.”
I think that Lincoln’s reputation is beyond the poor power of Kuttner’s words to add or detract. That said, the notion that Kuttner would be guilty of partisan unfairness strikes me as less than shocking, though Anderson’s discussion suggests that bringing up the Civil War may have been a mistake on Kuttner’s part. But as Anderson says, “Charitably, Kuttner is out of his intellectual depth.”
UPDATE: John Rosenberg is also unimpressed with Kuttner.
More here, too.