Tuesday, September 03, 2002
As noted by Glenn Reynolds, a supposed journal of early american history has published a vapid piece on the Second Amendment by Michael Bellesiles. The editor of the journal, Jill Lapore, gave me a non-response when I queried why should would publish a piece from Bellesiles given the fraudulent character of his work and invited me to comment on their forum.
"Dear Ms. Lepore,
Is your use of Michael Bellesiles' piece on the Constitution supposed to be a joke? Bellesiles has been shown to be a fraud. Using a piece by him says much about your credibility."
The response I got was that they "welcome thoughtful comments" at their discussion forum. So I gave them one here.
Robin 7:00 PM