Oh no - this doesn't mean we've got to go with the comet story, does it?
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Paul Barford
Sent: 21 July 2006 11:41
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Britain 'had apartheid society'
Andrew Richardson writes:
> Whatever the merits of the model proposed in the
> paper [...] the question of whether it will
> will appeal to certain modern political movements
> or not should not be an issue. Are we going to refute
> otherwise credible models of the past just because
> they may offend our 21st century political sensibilities?
> I hope not.
Well (leaving aside the issue of whether this is "credible" or not) that's
not at all what I was saying. To accept wobbly interpretations is one thing,
to accept wobbly interpretations which have potentially harmful political
repercussions is another.