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Veracity of CCSU Prof’s War Tale in Doubt


Jim Lindgren, at the Volokh Conspiracy, questions the truth of a moving battlefield story recounted by Michael Bellesiles (of Central Connecticut State University) in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Lindgren meticulously examines casualty reports in Iraq and Afghanistan to ask if Bellesiles has “cynically” adjusted his narrative “to advance [an] anti-war subtext.”


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