Daniel Goldhagen is to history…

what Bob Sungenis is to theology and astrophysics. Fundamentalism is not a religion, it’s a personality trait marked by the need to flatten out and grossly simplify whatever is under discussion in the impatient rush to define who wears the black hats and who wears the white hats. Goldhagen is an historical fundamentalist whose research and analysis skills are akin to Sungenis’. You’ll never win an argument with him because, like all lunatics, he’s lost everything except his reason. He’s got an ax to grind and he won’t let troublesome historical details or common human experience slow him down. Both believe that the universe revolves around their pet doctrines.