“Yes, the Nazis were socialists,” she tweeted with glee
And historians awakened to a trending anti-history.
“Oh God, not again,” they groaned and they clattered
“We had just finished explaining the Ivanka-de Tocqueville matter.”
They tweeted and tweeted to try to convince her:
Hi. I covered this when @DineshDSouza tried to float it. Here it is for you to read. Take your time and sound out the big words if you need to.— Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn (@waitmanb) December 23, 2019
I'll wait for your rebuttal...but I won't be holding my breath.https://t.co/EF01Nrh5Bj https://t.co/5seJUo3z1F
But she blocked every one and retweeted defenders.
Were the historians shouting into a void?
Amid all the joke tweets from naughty girls and boys:
The strangest part of the whole darn fiasco
Was The Atlantic had just called for historians’ heave-ho.
“If you want us to stay out of politics,” they said,
“Then don’t mention the past so misrepresented.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it,
So Merry Christmas, here’s a book — do try to read it!"
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