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Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book
For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary , is here . A few notes on the structure of the book. Much of the
publication—perhaps as much as half of the 600-plus pages—consists of little
more than repackaged s...
For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary, is here. A few notes on the structure of the book. Much of the publication—perhaps as much as half of the 600-plus pages—consists of...
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Thin-Skinned Cohan Attacks Stuart Taylor
Today author William D. Cohan appeared on the Diane Rehm show, on NPR. During the broadcast, Stuart Taylor called in to ask Cohan a couple of questions. Stuart prepared the resulting transcript below; I have some comments thereafter: Stuart Taylor Thank you...
Today author William D. Cohan appeared on the Diane Rehm show, on NPR. During the broadcast, Stuart Taylor called in to ask Cohan a couple of questions. Stuart prepared the resulting transcript below; I have some comments the...
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<i>Durham News</I>: Cohan Book "Fiction"
Bob Wilson reviews the new Cohan book and leaves little doubt as to his interpretation, labeling the book "a 650-page attempt to resuscitate disgraced former district attorney Mike Nifong." Though he expresses the sentiment more harshly, Wilson, like Neff, ...
Bob Wilson reviews the new Cohan book and leaves little doubt as to his interpretation, labeling the book "a 650-page attempt to resuscitate disgraced former district attorney Mike Nifong." Though he expresses the sentiment m...
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Coman to Neff: Nifong Characterizations "Figments of His Imagination"
Joe Neff has a breaking piece in the N&O disproving one of the many questionable assertions in the forthcoming book by author William D. Cohan. (I'm reviewing the book for Commentary , and will also comment here after the book is published.) Neff observes t...
Joe Neff has a breaking piece in the N&O disproving one of the many questionable assertions in the forthcoming book by author William D. Cohan. (I'm reviewing the book for Commentary, and will also comment here after the book...
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The Himan & Gottlieb Replies
Yesterday, I took a look at Durham’s long-delayed formalresponse to the falsely accused players’ lawsuit. Today, I’ll summarize the
filings of former DPD officers Mark Gottlieb and Ben Himan. As I noted
yesterday, the filings are a combination of blind deni...
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Cohan: DNA Not Essential for "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecutions
Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour
yesterday, appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and WUNC’s “State of Things.” It’s
hard at this stage to escape notice that Cohan’s press appearances have heavily
tilted toward MSNBC and public radio, with a ...
Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour yesterday, appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and WUNC’s “State of Things.” It’s hard at this stage to escape notice that Cohan’s press appearances have heavily tilted toward...
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Cohan, Steel, and Argument by Insinuation
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central characteristic of William D. Cohan’s Price of Silence is argument by insinuation. A central characteristic
of Cohan’s press tour has been the replacement of insinuation with bald, often
unsubstantiated assertion. Freed
from whatever editorial and ...
A central characteristic of William D. Cohan’s Price of Silence is argument by insinuation. A central characteristic of Cohan’s press tour has been the replacement of insinuation with bald, often unsubstantiated assertion. Fr...
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Cohan Attacks Joe Neff
Author William D. Cohan has issued a strange response to Joe
Neff’s recent
exposé in the N&O . Neff’s
article, which I wrote about below , corrected the Cohan book’s inaccurate framing
of the innocence declaration. In the book, Neff noted, Cohan implies tha...
Author William D. Cohan has issued a strange response to Joe Neff’s recent exposé in the N&O. Neff’s article, which I wrote about below, corrected the Cohan book’s inaccurate framing of the innocence declaration. In the book,...
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Comments on the Balko Article
A few thoughts on the Radley
Balko exposé that Mike Nifong might well have prosecuted, and convicted—an
innocent man, and that he might have violated ethical norms while doing so. The
man was named Darryl Howard, and he was convicted of 2 nd -degree
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Four Years Later, Durham Replies
In the past two days, the city of Durham and former DPD
officers Mark Gottlieb and Ben Himan have filed their formal response to the
falsely accused players’ lawsuit. The responses came four years after the players amended their complaint against the
city a...
In the past two days, the city of Durham and former DPD officers Mark Gottlieb and Ben Himan have filed their formal response to the falsely accused players’ lawsuit. The responses came four years after the players amended th...
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Professor of History
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  • Brooklyn College
    Professor of History, 1999 - present
  • Williams College
    Professor of History, 1995 - 1999
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I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. I have a B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. At Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, I teach classes in 20th century US political, constitutional, and diplomatic history; in 2007-8, I was Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the Humanities at Tel Aviv University.
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  • Harvard University
    Ph.D, 1993
  • Univ. of Chicago
    M.A., 1989
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