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The Cronon Affair and the Political Culture of the GOP

By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a cyber rock for the last four days, readers of this blog are almost certainly aware of the Wisconsin Republican Party’s efforts to intimidate the historian (and AHA President Elect) William Cronon.  Those who need a primer on events so far could do worse than visiting Cronon’s own blog, “Scholar as Citizen”; his latest post can be found here, from which you can follow the links back to earlier ones. The executive summary:  on March 15, Cronon put up a carefully researched blog post detailing the history and activities of the American Legislative Read more