An interesting report/discussion about what history is (or is not) and Wikipedia that aired today on NPR’s Morning Edition. Runs about 7.5 minutes. Includes comments from Harvard’s David Weinberger.
Blurb from NPR:
Voters who tune in to the debates Wednesday night will likely hear conflicting interpretations of history. What truly happened in the past is the subject of an ongoing, loud debate in politics. Steve Inskeep delves into this topic with college professor Timothy Messer-Kruse, who attempted to make a small edit on the Wikipedia page for the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago.