The Objectivity of Historians – Or Else!
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In Defense of History, by Richard J. Evans New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999
The latest fad in academia is postmodernism, which is a term meant to describe an approach, usually in literature studies, in which texts are analyzed in a highly interactive and indeterminate manner. Confined to the field of literature, postmodernism has merely destroyed the minds of young people who liked to read good books, but in recent years postmodern ideas have wandered into the field of history, thereby challenging that discipline's ability to be objective, and by extension, the authority of historical judgments and received interpretations. Richard Evans, a professor at the University of London, has written a book to defend his subject's honor, and, in the process, has made some rather ignorant and uninformed attacks on Holocaust revisionism.
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|Title:||The Objectivity of Historians – Or Else!, A Review|
|Sources:||The Revisionist # 1, Nov. 1999, Codoh series|
|First posted on CODOH:||Oct. 30, 1999, 7 p.m.|
|Comments:||Review of: "In Defense of History," by Richard J. Evans|