Ed Driscoll

Who Really Writes History?

Robert McHenry, a former editor-in-chief of Encyclopaedia Britannica, makes a terrific observation:

Rod Dreher, an editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News, has posed an interesting question in this blog post on Beliefnet. He begins by offering a passage from a book about local communities in Chicago in the 1950s in which the author, Alan Ehrenhalt, writes about how history is written. It is a commonplace, and therefore a suspect notion, that