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.)