He credits Becker and Beard with bringing about a needed rethinking of
the "formalist" approach to history. He shows that they were inconsistent.
He sympathies with them, because Stout is inconsistent too. He mocks Beard's
best works on the Constitution and on FDR leading the US into WW II. He likes
Becker better, because Becker did not become an isolationist. He is critical
of Harry Elmer Barnes for being a moralist.
Year Read: 1974
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