AJC Ignoring Scandal at Emory?
From: Robert Camp <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 14:20:00 -0500
To: Atlanta Constitution <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: AJC ignoring scandal at Emory?
To the editor;
The New York Times ( Historian's
Prizewinning Book on Guns Is Embroiled in a Scandal <http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/08/books/08GUNS.html?searchpv=past7days>
, 12/08/01) has become the latest in a long line of publications to report that
Michael A. Bellesiles, author of "Arming America: The Origins of a National
Gun Culture", professor of history at Emory University, has been asked
by his department head to write a detailed, point by point, defense of his book,
currently the subject of severe criticism for possibly misreading, misrepresenting
and some say outright manufacturing of nonexistent sources.
Although the AJC
published glowing reviews of this book, which claimed that early Americans had
few guns, most of which were broken and for which they had little use, no one
reading this newspaper would have a clue that serious academicians are wondering
out loud if he just made it all up to support his thesis. It is outrageous that
this newspaper ignores a national controversy right here in our own backyard.
Robert Camp, Jr.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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