July 18, 2009

SHOW ME A WITCH TRIAL AND I'LL SHOW YOU A WITCH:

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane: This debut novel blends the history of the Salem witch trials with the tale of a 1991 Harvard student who makes some surprising discoveries about her family’s past. (Marjorie Kehe, July 18, 2009, CS Monitor)

It seems an odd and disturbing question, particularly coming from a renowned Harvard scholar: “Have you not considered the distinct possibility that the accused were simply guilty of witchcraft?”

Of course, the question would be just as surprising coming from an academic if you substituted anarchist violence, communist subversion or salafist terrorism for witchcraft...



Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2009 7:24 AM
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