Barbara Tuchman Contra Hot Takes

Barbara Tuchman kicks off the preface to her¬†Practicing History: Selected Essays¬†(Ballantine Books, New York, 1981) by writing: It is surprising to find, on reviewing one’s past work, which are the pieces that seem to stand up and which are those that have wilted. The only rule I can discover as a determinant–and it is aContinue reading “Barbara Tuchman Contra Hot Takes”