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Enviado el: lunes, 25 de marzo de 2002 12:13 Neteros, At the risk of once again resuscitating the tired debate "cultural" history versus more "traditional" modes of historical exposition, I would like make two brief observations about Dr. Jackson's charges of censorship: 1. Homick is correct to point out that the HAHR editors invited commentaries on articles. Perhaps it is worth noting that they have published such exchanges, including the one between William Stein and Mark Thurner introduced by the passage Homick cites. The editors have also encouraged methodological/historiographical discussions in the special editions. Some of these commentaries (such as Steven Haber's spirited article in the May 1999 special edition) critique the turn that "cultural history" has taken. I would argue that the journal has been relatively balanced in its selection of commentary pieces. 2. At the risk of stating the obvious, I don't think editor's invitation in the May 1998 edition constituted a *promise* to publish any commentary that arrived on their desk. Jackson's submission may have merited publication or it may not have -- it is impossible to tell without reading text or knowing the publishing schedule of the journal. Nevertheless, I think that it is safe to say that most scholars at one time or another have had scholarly journals decline to publish their submissions. Referring to such a rejection as "censorship" strikes me as hyperbolic at best. Saludos, Chris Boyer <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Christopher Boyer History / Latin American and Latino Studies University of Illinois - Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org