"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Coming Attractions: Amherst and the Immigration Law
Today's decision by a US judge to grant the federal government's request for an injunction against putting into effect the controversial Arizona immigration law is important. It also suggests it may be time for an accurate look back at what the Amherst Select Board did or did not do when it endorsed a boycott of Arizona in June.