The Corner

Re: Marshall’s “Ratio of Fire”

I have stumbled into a hot controversy here. 30+ e-mails about S.L.A.

Marshall and his “ratio of fire.” All of them seem very well-informed, and

they are all over the place on how much of a fraud Marshall was. Nobody

thinks he was totally honest, but the degree to which he was dishonest, and

his results (or “results”) misleading, is much debated. If I had a couple

of days to give over to this, I’d build up an informed opinion. As it is, I

leave it with you and Mr. Google.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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