Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Is Gingirch A Historian?
Myra McPherson thinks not. I agree. And it is time to settle this because I am sick of hearing people make Newt out to be some kind of intellectual. Newt Gingrich failed to get tenure at West Georgia College, mainly because he had little interest in doing the work of a historian. To date he has yet to produce one scholarly, peer-reviewed work on a historical subject. Getting a PhD in history does not make one a historian anymore than getting a law degree makes one a lawyer. Mitt Romney graduated at the top of his class from the world's best law school and yet I have never heard anyone refer to him as a lawyer. That's because he isn't. And neither is Newt a historian.