Bellesiles Update

Via Ralph Luker I find Andrew Ackerman's correction of a Boston Globe article that downplayed Michael Bellesiles' misconduct. The Emory panel rightly found Bellesiles guilty of falsification and other academic misconduct. It is disgraceful that the American Enterprise Institute refuses to conduct a similar investigation into John Lott's conduct.

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