13 February 2014
H.L. Mencken On Professional Historians
"Nearly all our professional historians are poor men holding college posts, and they are ten times more cruelly beset by the ruling politico-plutocratic-social oligarchy than ever the Prussian professors were by the Hohenzollerns. Let them diverge in the slightest from what is the current official doctrine, and they are turned out of their chairs with a ceremony suitable for the expulsion of a drunken valet." ~ H.L. Mencken, 1920
Oh my, how little has changed. Of course, we know many professional historians and bloggers have their own, "preferred narrative" about this.