Thursday, April 03, 2008

1840s vindication

Via Arts and Letters Daily, proof that the 1840s are totally worth thinking about. I am not completely inept and did realize that the paper was a counterfactual/spoof, but I'm sufficiently out-of-it that I did double- and triple-check that Graetz's History of the Jews is only made up of five volumes. It is, which is a shame, because Walter Laqueur's excerpt of the "volume 8, preface" would be oh so useful for my research. (I hope it's not a bad sign that something in a counterfactual history confirms my hypothesis.) I can't think of a non-clunky way to cite this while acknowledging its counterfactuality, so what I'm doing instead is linking to it from, yes, my blog.

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