U.S. Intellectual History Blog

First Drafting Recent Historical Events: The Case Of Ave Maria Law School

You might call this a first draft of the history of Ave Maria Law School, as well as Ave Maria University in general. Of course Ave Maria forwards their own version of events. That’s the nature of history. The comments to the Washington Monthly article, however, provide a tidy object lesson in the hazards of drafting first accounts of any institution’s history in the age of Culture Wars—especially skirmishes of the religious variety. – TL