The Boston Globe (courtesy of

The Boston Globe (courtesy of Instapundit) has a useful account of the Bellesiles affair, “With research in doubt, Emory historian resigns post.” The affair is of interest in several respects beyond the particulars here, including insight into the whole apparatus of celebrity that awaits the pious fraud who plausibly caters to liberal prejudices. Also useful in this respect is the Fox News recap by Instapundit himself, Glenn Reynolds, “Fawning critics don’t say book was fraud.” Where’s the Kingsley Amis or Randall Jarrell who can do justice to the comedy here?


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