Do you ever get the feeling that bookers for TV news shows need to expand their rolodexes a wee bit, especially when they’re in need of historians to put the current election in a little bit o’ perspective? Why is it always Michael Beschloss, Michael Beschloss, and Michael Beschloss?
And where, some of us have wondered, are the ladies–Doris Kearns Goodwin notwithstanding? ( I don’t insist on absolute gender parity, but some diversity would be refreshing.) Ambrose Bierce, whose blog I mentioned yesterday, has some thoughts on the glass ceiling of punditry, and draws up a list of female scholars who could help break it.