Thanks to Peter for calling my attention to Professor K.C. Johnsons recent testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee regarding bias in the historical profession against those who work in so-called "traditional" areas of history. Johnson, it will be recalled, very nearly lost a brutal tenure battle last year at Brooklyn College. What he has to say is chilling.
By the way, for anyone who might be tempted to frequent the History News Network(where Johnsons testimony appears), just have a look at the comments on the Johnson piece to see the quality of discussion that goes on. Alas, with the exception of a handful of bright folks (both liberal and conservative) those who contribute to it are largely beneath notice.