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Monday, August 27, 2007

Selective Curiosity

Marc over at Spinning Clio notes that historians have been battling the Bush administration demanding full access to records of the current administration as well as those of Johnson, Nixon and Reagan. Curiously, though, nobody seems to be interested in fully opening the records of the Carter or Clinton administrations. Could it be that they would be embarrassing to a certain presidential candidate?

Neither Marc nor I would suggest that there is a systematic liberal bias within the historical profession, perish the thought, but there does seem to be a curious selectivity in the areas historians are interested in investigating.

Read Marc's post here.