Harvard prof. Joyce Chaplin’s tweet about the United State’s creation reveals that a Harvard history degree is an imprimatur of ignorance.
A degree from Harvard is useless at this point (and so is a degree from Yale). Ex. 1 is Joyce Chaplin, tenured Chair in early American history at Harvard. Today, in response to Trump . . . she tweeted out the following:
The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today
— Joyce E. Chaplin (@JoyceChaplin1) June 1, 2017
Holy smokes. To call such a statement “wrong” is to do an injustice to the word “wrong.” There needs to be a word for that means stupendously, stupidly wrong by a history prof at America’s once premier university who does not know the very basic facts of our history.
Ted Cruz immediately called Chaplin out:
Just sad. Tenured chair at Harvard, doesn’t seem to know how USA was created. Not a treaty. Declaration+Revolutionary War+Constitution=USA. https://t.co/tQALvjdkTs
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 2, 2017
Chaplin’s response was to double down on stupid:
Sad. US Senator, Harvard Law degree. Doesn’t know that national statehood requires international recognition. https://t.co/gcxtJifWCl
— Joyce E. Chaplin (@JoyceChaplin1) June 2, 2017
Let me count up how many things are wrong with Chaplin’s idiotic statements: [Read more…]