History and Historians

What If Historians Wrote the News?

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Cf. Greg Marx, “Embrace the Wonk,” Columbia Journalism Review (May/June 2010); Chris Beam, “The Only Politics Article You’ll Ever Have to Read: What if political scientists covered the news?Slate, 4 June 2010; Conor Friedersdorf, “It Depends Who Writes the News,” True/Slant, 7 June 2010; Jonathan Chait, “A Sociologist Covers the News,” The New Republic, 7 June 2010; and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, trans. John Sibree, Philosophy of History (New York: American Home Library Company, 1902), §4:66.

Image cite: Frank Wuestefeld, “Shit Happens,” Flickr, CC License