Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Poor Wilentz

Sean Wilentz's head must be spinning. It must be tough to have been firmly ensconced within the fraternity of Democratic Party House Historians one day, and then marked as a pariah the next. Wilentz has an essay in Newsweek that has been savaged by historian/blogger/Obamaniacs (here, here and here, for example--h/t) everywhere. I'm not saying that the criticisms of Wilentz are or aren't legit, just that it must be weird to find yourself on the outs so quickly.


Tim Lacy said...

On Wilentz, well, you reap what you sow. He has brought all of this on himself for being such a partisan supporter of Hillary Clinton. He spun Clio, and now the Cliometricians are spinning him. - TL

Marc said...

Tim, I gotcha. And nice use of my blog's theme within the comment!