This week's obligatory McPherson post

Perhaps my compulsion to post on the Voice of Consensus should be regularly scheduled. It could be a step towards self control.

This week - the two harshest things ever written about the former AHA president:

* "The guy's everywhere, like Viagra spam."

* "I hope that drunk bloke doesn't go mental... "

(Followup on an earlier post: It turns out that McPherson did in fact teach graduate students and he has produced at least one PhD with a Civil War focus, a Princeton lecturer named Jennifer Weber. If anyone else has ever spotted a McPherson student in Civil War publishing or teaching, please let me know.)

(p.s. 3:45 pm. A correspondent writes to say that Tom Carhart may be a former McPherson student - the bio in this item confirms a PhD from Princeton in McP's department.)