Historian's Yardstick

'Measure twice because you can cut only once', is a carpenter's adage making the rounds of American history departments in the wake of the case of David Abraham.

Abraham, a young historian turned out of his post at Princeton University, has become the centre of a storm over academic standards and professional ethics. It is a storm whose intense winds have not been seen for decades and whose direction is still not clear.

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