Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hmm …

 Balkinization: Corrupting the National Book Award?
Committees sometimes make mistakes:  after Michael Bellesiles won the Bancroft Prize for his book Arming America, the book was shown to be full of fabrications, the prize was rescinded, and Bellesiles resigned his Emory University professorship in disgrace.  But the Bancroft committee did not know about the book’s defects when it made its decision.  What excuse has the National Book Award committee?

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