Saturday, November 25, 2017

History can be reversed?

Arizona State University reverses history in the Rose matter:

"This unprecedented action is taken with the utmost seriousness and deliberation," said a statement from Christopher Callahan, Dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. "The idea of 'taking back' a Cronkite Award is so foreign that the possibility was never even considered when the award was first created."

"We give the award each year based on the knowledge we have of a recipient at that time," Callahan's statement continued. "When new information about a recipient surfaces, the question we ask is not whether the award would be given again with a new set of facts, but whether the transgressions are so egregious that they demand nothing less than a reversal of history."


**Separately, in the "alternate history" vein, recall MacKinlay Kantor's If the South Had Won the Civil War.


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