O Ye Biased Professors! The Question of Objectivity and Liberal Bias in the History Profession
Are you interested in the question of objectivity as it relates to research and teaching in the history profession? Maybe you've thought about the liberal bias of history professors, postmodernism, and whether history is more of an art form than science? Then check out this long-form piece I've written for Tropics of Meta, courtesy of Professor Alex Sayf Cummings. I cover a lot of material here from the Enlightenment, loyalty oaths and McCarthyism, the values associated with the professionalization of history in the mid-19th century, the constructed nature of history, false objectivity in politics and media, and how the customer-based model of education induces professors, the majority of whom are part-time and lack tenure status, to compromise their ethics in teaching. I am honored by the praise I've received from esteemed colleagues and scholars (see below).
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