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UW Prof. Cronon: I Wish GOP 'Could Have Spelled My Name Correctly'


And for the record, this correspondence was done through Cronon's personal e-mail account.

Late Update: Cronon has posted a further response on his blog. Key quote:

I have to say I'm at least as shocked as they say they are, but I'm rapidly gaining an unhappy education about what hardball politics in the United States now looks like.

I worried for a while that my New York Times op-ed on "Wisconsin's Radical Break" might have gone too far in drawing a carefully limited parallel between the current tactics of the Republican Party in Wisconsin and those of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s...but since the Republican Party seems intent on offering evidence to support that comparison, I guess I should just let their words and actions speak for themselves.