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Sunday, 17 June 2007


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Anent a stishie below, David: the book to read is "Inventing the Flat Earth" by Jeffrey Burton Russell (Praeger, NY, 1991). The main inventor of the libel was the American writer Washington Irving. Such a large fraction of Americans' beliefs about their history is poppycock, why should this topic form an exception?

Thanks, 'DM', my curiosity is now well and truly aroused and I shall test my local library services.


David said I shouldn’t read your comment – with a challenge like that how could I resist. : -)


That font of all knowledge Wikipedia agrees with DM. But of course he also wrote about headless horseman and people sleeping for twenty years. What do you expect.

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