Sunday, December 24, 2006

Carnival #12 Supplement

Welcome to the supplement to the 12th carnival of bad history. Apparently there was some mixup with and their submissions, David Noon ended up doing a lot of work on his own. Here's the blogcarnival submissions, though (with a few unsuitable ones removed):

Tony Blair Pulls a Clinton posted at The Dugout, in which the British apology for slavery falls short of a real historical commemoration.

Pearl Harbor and the longue duree posted at Frog In A Well: Japan, in which I tackle some really sloppy historical causation.

A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict posted at Samson BLinded, is a disturbingly positive comparison between 1917 Russian Bolsheviks and contemporary Israeli right-wingers.

The Armstrong Tautologies posted at Avant News, is a charming satire of the recent technical recovery of Neil Armstrong's lost preposition.

An Occidental-Muslim's Criticism of Empires and Orthodoxies posted at Wa Salaam takes on one of the regular Bad Historians, Bernard a scholar I've never heard of, John Lewis.

The Little Professor had two pieces nominated: My year in books (with a special appendix on Victorian anti-Catholic sermons), a reminder that inarticulate intolerance is nothing new...."; and Department of ironic similarities, in which the pitfalls of making up words to describe your antagonists turn out to be well-established.

The Source of the National Debt, Why It Will NEVER Be Paid, and Why the Federal Reserve Should Be Liquidated, Part 1 of 2 posted at Bill Losapio is a fascinating example of the profligate use of "cabal" and "shady", not to mention basic misunderstandings of economic theory and practice. I never thought, when I first came on board this carnival, that people would self-nominate their own worst work....

Conrad Black: "Let them eat cake" posted at Sox First, in which mega-rich Black compares himself to a French nobleman during the Revolution.

Roy Moore on Keith Ellison posted at another history blog, dismantles, though it's an easy target, blatherings about the "Pilgrim roots" of the US.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Bad History Time, Part 12

The twelfth installment of the Carnival of Bad History is up at The Axis of Evel Knievel. This month we learn how how many battleships were really sunk at Pearl Harbor, get a nomination for the worst ever portrayal of JFK in a movie, discuss the proper name for the unpleasantness in Iraq, and get a big heapin' helpin' of Pinochet.