Bad, Mad, and Sometimes Just Stupid

Spoiled Found History

You’ve probably heard all about the Governor of Virginia’s confusing embrace of Neo-Confederacy, but what about the academic libertarian’s embrace of coverture?

I won’t even try to parse all this, but suffice to say, conservatives of all types are having a banner bad history month, my friends.

P.S. If you like your historians enraged and frothing about bad history, you may enjoy Chris Bray’s latest spatter of posts over at Cliopatria.

I didn’t, particularly — but perhaps my objection is just aesthetic. While I don’t think he’s incorrect about the basic facts, the expression of his interpretation launches him rhetorically into the bloggy equivalent of cable news, complete with spittle on the camera lens.

I think snark rather than snarl serves the purpose better, but what do I know? I’m just one of the fools who doesn’t see the need to stockpile ammunition because of a health care law.

Image cite: Kyle Kesselring, “Teller having a bad day,” Flickr, CC License