What’s with Nazis and Knights?, The Huffington Post, 19 September 2017

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor in Humanities at Yale-NUS College, Bryan William Van Norden wrote a commentary in The Huffington Post on a recent tussle between two professors who teach about the European middle ages. He noted that in the current political climate, professors making fairly innocuous and well-documented claims about history had been targeted personally by extremists who sent them threatening messages in an effort to intimidate them into silence. He concluded that scholars must carefully examine evidence, and be open to passionate critique of what they believed. However, they must also not be blind to the political context in which they operated. A translated copy of this article was also posted on Aisixiang, a Chinese website that collates scholarly articles and journals.


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