Quiz for historians

Spot the error in the argument of this post at Crooked Timber on The traditionality of modernity.

I’m trying to remember if this is one that turns up in Fischer’s Historian’s fallacies

If you don’t get it straightaway, I’ve left a comment there.

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2 Responses to Quiz for historians

  1. And yet, it’s a typical kind of modernist, “we’re all that and a pony” comment. I left my own set of examples. Grrrrrrr.

  2. sepoy says:

    If only us brown folks had any traditions before C19…or history…I might give some examples :)

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