ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Monday, July 05, 2004
 
YET AGAIN, historian Stuart Macintyre runs the line that the 'history wars' involve unprovoked and personal attacks on the left.

Yet again he ignores the left's personal and unhistorical response to Keith Windschuttle's The Fabrication of Aboriginal History. A response he was an active part of.

And he continues to endorse the overt support of fabrication in a good cause, as advocated by colleague Bain Attwood, whose contribution forms part of Macintyre's compilation, History Wars.

Amazing how few social critics understand self-criticism.