Quote of the Day – Inside Higher Ed Edition

These sentences have absorbed and rewarded my attention for days on end. They are a masterpiece of evasion. The paragraph is, in its way, quite impressive. Every word of it is misleading, including “and” and “the.”

This is from a piece discussing a new 2010 book by discredited history professor Michael Bellesiles.  In particular, it refers to a paragraph in the promotional material for that book.

Seems that Bellesiles rubs off on his publishers, too.

The linked piece, “Amazing Disgrace,” is a pretty comprehensive review of the Arming America scandal, or as he terms it l’affaire Bellesiles, and worth your time.

Especially the last couple of paragraphs.

(h/t to Irons in the Fire for the link.)

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