Who Are the Privileged Historians?

Scott P. Culclasure, March 2003

Norman Cantor "cannot remember any American historian having a privileged career" like the three distinguished European historians mentioned by Lynn Hunt? Surely Arthur Schlesinger Jr. came from a family that offered as many advantages as any future historian might hope to have, at least as I read Schlesinger's memoir. But I could be mistaken, as I may be no more than one of the high school teachers whom Professor Sandler in his February 2003 letter remembers as lazily making his students memorize dates and facts!

—Scott P. Culclasure
American Hebrew Academy
Greensboro, N.C.