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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Dalrymple 1, Ferguson 0

Here's a diverting little exchange of letters between historians Niall Ferguson and William Dalrymple over whether the former "encouraged the US to embrace empire", as alleged by the latter. (For epistolatory rancour, though, nothing equals the Le Carre-Rushdie stand-off, with a guest appearance by Christopher Hitchens.)


  • Thankee, sir.
    Dalrymple and Ferguson are downright wussy. The good old-fashioned invective in the Rushdie-Hitchens-Cornwell spat is so much more fun. More! More! Off with his head etc.


    By Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock, at 3:59 PM  

  • Dalrymple does seem to enjoy writing letters.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

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