Whig history gets its name from the Whig party. Does it have a proper grasp of the Anglo-American political tradition? (I am guessing that it equates the Anglo-American political tradition with liberalism.)
Herbert Butterfield's The Whig Interpretation of History.
"Reexamining the Roots of Anglo-American Political Thought." (pdf) Introduction to The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America by Lee Ward (A review of the book.)
So who is right, the liberals or the republicans? (I take it that the writers at Chronicles follow the republican school of thought in their understanding of the Anglo-American political tradition.) I wonder if I can solicit an opinion from Jonathan C. D. Clark.
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