Outspoken liberal Princeton history Prof. Kevin Kruse has been making a huge ass of himself on Twitter for years now. Here are just a few relatively recent moments, in case you’re interested in revisiting some of his finest work:
- Proud lefty historian is outraged at Trump for comparing impeachment to ‘lynching,’ but likening ICE facilities to Nazi death camps is totally fine
- Jay Caruso takes blue-checked ‘historian’ back to school over the latter’s ‘revisionist history about the Senate’ and Mitch McConnell
- Stephen L. Miller hopes Dems will take lib ‘historian’ Kevin Kruse’s hot Clarence Thomas take and run like hell with it into the midterms
- Princeton history Prof. Kevin Kruse winds up with a big black eye after taking ignorant swing at J.D. Vance
But, as it turns out, his making an ass of himself actually dates back several decades:
Princeton historian @KevinMKruse's PhD thesis on civil-rights-era Atlanta lifts passages from other people's work https://t.co/6l7WFQYHHy
— reason (@reason) June 14, 2022
We’d post an excerpt of economic and political historian Phil Magness’ piece here, but frankly, Kruse has evidently been up to so much plagiarism, we couldn’t possibly decide on which passages to pull. We will post this paragraph featuring Kruse’s emailed response to Magness’ request for an explanation of the troubling pattern in Kruse’s work:
I asked Kruse for an explanation of the aforementioned examples from his dissertation. Responding by email, he indicated his “intellectual debts to Prof. Bayor and Prof. Sugrue in the text, endnotes and bibliography” but acknowledged that I had “found instances here in which I inartfully or incompletely paraphrased them. Again, thank you for bringing this to my attention and for giving me the opportunity to respond.”
“inartfully or incompletely paraphrased”? Really?
— Scott Thomas (@mstfl22) June 15, 2022
You know, you should probably just read the entire article. It’s eye-opening, to say the least. Very juicy.
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) June 15, 2022
— Joel (@GhostFrankEaton) June 15, 2022
With Twitter, It's always the ones you mostly expect. https://t.co/YUKVGSgIzK
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 15, 2022
It totally is, though:
Article I wrote on academic integrity issues in the work of a prominent academic, and one of the only historians that @nhannahjones used in the print edition of the 1619 Project. https://t.co/Kzvg3NifLd
— Phil Magness (@PhilWMagness) June 15, 2022
And … scene.
Receipt-filled thread nails 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones for playing victim while ‘unprofessional, belligerent, and awash in her own bigotries’
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