1. Marko Attila Hoare ( Yugoslavia ) - How Bosnia Armed
2. Josip Glaurdic ( Yugoslavia ) - The Hour of Europe
3. Brendan Simms ( Yugoslavia ) - Unfinest Hour, Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia
4. Tim Judah ( Yugoslavia ) - Kosovo, What Everyone Needs to Know
4. Ian Kershaw ( of course ) - Hitler, The Germans, and the Final Solution
5. Robert Kee ( Ireland ) - The Green Flag
6. Diarmaid Ferriter ( Ireland ) - Judging Dev
7. Tim Coogan ( Ireland, though his views are pretty much the opposite of Ferriter's) - De Valera: long fellow, long shadow
8. Norman Finkelstein ( Israel ) - Did a good demolition job on that old fraud and mountebank Joan Peters
9. Benny Morris ( Israel ) - The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947—1949
10. Justin McCarthy ( Ottoman Empire, he remains a serious professional historian, despite his objectionable views on the Armenian Genocide) - Death and Exile
Last edited by Clessus; 23-07-2012 at 04:40.
True, perhaps i'll remove my endorsement of him.
(Original post by AdvanceAndVanquish)
I'm not about to get into it about Finklestein but my foremost problem with Pappe, even before getting into specific examples of questionable claims, is that he explicitly disavowed and indeed ridiculed the concept of "sticking to facts and 'the truth'" in reconstructing the past (from the intro to A History of Modern Palestine
). That to me is what makes him not a historian, as opposed to merely a bad historian.
Last edited by Clessus; 23-07-2012 at 04:41.