Lies and black legends are constantly retold about both the Crusades and the Inquisition. Recently, the First Gay President – in a spectacular display of tactless disregard for both truth and audience – chose to trot them out during the National Prayer Breakfast.
There are a lot of smart readers here.
I think we should compile a reading list about the Crusades and the Inquisition. Good books. Good articles.
It could also be good to point out which books are really bad, so that we recognize them when they are cited.
I’ll turn the moderation queue so that I can clean up some links, etc.