Friday, October 25, 2002

Emory Univ. finally fired Prof. Bellesiles for publishing faked data in his anti-gun book, Arming America. InstaPundit has the links. This is an amazing story. His thesis was that early Americans didn't have any guns, contrary to conventional wisdom. His book got high praise in the media, and awards for being an important historical book. When the book started to be used to support gun-control, people checked out his facts. I wonder how many other historians are writing bogus books, but no one bothers to check the facts.

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