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Submitted by Mark Jacobsen (United States), Nov 17, 2002 at 16:14

You identify Eric Foner as a professor of 19th Century American history (as agst being a specialist in Middle Eastern history). Actually, it's worth noting the next time his opinions come to your attention that he's been president of the American Historical Association and continues to sit on their Council. He's also the son of Philip Foner, longtime CPUSA apparatchik and historian in his own fashion. But where the elder Foner was an outsider in the profession, the younger is very much an insider.
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