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Globe Editors Play Myth-Busters, but Actually Propagate Myth

The following is the opening paragraph of a recent Boston Globe editorial. Ill conceived, incorrect editorials are not uncommon, but I have to say that this Globe editorial has it profoundly wrong. It would be malpractice on my part as a political scientist not to correct them. Also, their effort to contribute to de-bunking a popular “myth” here is acutely ironic because what they are actually doing is propagating a myth, albeit one of more recent vintage.

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