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Historians in disarray

Peter Charles Hoffer a professor of history at University of Georgia, "contends that his profession ’has fallen into disarray’ and aims a polemical blast at his fellow historians for condoning sloppy scholarship and an anything-goes ethical climate." And: "Hoffer accuses the American Historical Association (AHA), where he has served as an adviser on plagiarism and a member of its professional standards division, of abdicating its responsibility to enforce basic scholarly principles in both realms [both scholarly and popular history]." This report on Hoffer’s latest book in the Boston Globe is worth a read. 

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