How do we know that they’re spurious? The people making the charges – almost all of whom have, surprise, movement conservative connections – aren’t pointing to any actual passages that were lifted from some other book. Instead, they’re claiming that Mr. Perlstein paraphrased what other people said.

Um, what? Unless there’s a very close match, telling more or less the same story that someone else has told before is perfectly ordinary – in fact, it would be distressing if history books didn’t correspond on some events. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog