new history

"Oxymoron" — Exhibit A

My (almost) 10 year-old son just tripped across the word “oxymoron” this week, and I trotted out the usual examples: ‘jumbo shrimp,’ ‘deafening silence,’ etc. However, it’s hard to beat the banner we saw hanging over a shelf of new arrivals at the local Barnes & Noble: ‘New History.’
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