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Brinkley as PR flack for Kerry

Alex Beam, writing in the Boston Globe, considers the historian Douglas Brinkley’s role in the Kerry-for-president machine: he thinks Brinkley is a PR flack for Kerry, and is no longer a historian.

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Apparently Brinkley wants to be the Kerry administration’s Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

I thought that we were only supposed to attack scholars like VD Hanson for getting involved in politics and influencing politicians intellectually. Oh, yeah, I forgot that only applies to conservatives! Silly me!

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