The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes

Politics and law from a British perspective (hence Politics LAW BloG): ''People who like this sort of thing...'' as the Great Man said

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Inherit The Wind - another for the It Ain't Necessarily So pile

The URL comes to hand of a 1997 piece (by one Carol Inannone, then of New York Univerity's Gallatin School of Individualized Study - it's in regular English, not MLA-speak, though) comparing the story of the play and film with what actually happened in Dayton, TN in 1925 to John Scopes, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan (in the fiction, Bertram Cates, Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady).

One of many cases where fact, with all its complexity, is more interesting than fantasy. Not so much a case of debunking history, more like bunking with history...

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