Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Alex Johnson has a nice piece on MSNBC's website about the Scopes Trial. It's actually a fairly good treatment that corrects many of the misperceptions fostered by H. L. Menken and the utterly despicable "Inherit the Wind." But it is basically a synopsis of some of the points advanced in Edward Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning history, Summer of the Gods. I would recommend that anyone interested in the subject read Larson's book to find out just how inaccurate the public image of the trial and its participants is.
Read Johnson's article here. [he really should have cited Larson]