Making reference to the present site, Roberto Muehlenkamp has recently made a blog post regurgitating an argument of Nick Terry to the effect that revisionism does not constitute history.
I have already explained why Terry’s argument (now regurgitated by Muehlenkamp) is incorrect.
Muehlenkamp even asks:
If you can’t tell a story, then why should anyone listen to you?
This is the whine of a ill-bred child begging its parents for bedtime entertainment, and not a sentiment that would be expressed by any thinking person genuinely interested in investigating the truth. Furthermore, the term “history” does not come from “story”, feminist complaints about his-story notwithstanding, but from the Greek historia, or inquiry. Doing history is about enquiring into the past, not just telling stories.