Historian wrote an article comparing our economic times to the Great Depression and Obama to Hitler-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A forwarded email containing an article titled “SOMETHING OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS IS HAPPENING” claimed to have been written by historian and author Tim Wood that compares our present economic times to that of the Great Depression and Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Dr. Tim Wood told TruthorFiction.com that he is not the author of this article. This eRumor began circulating after President Barack Obama took office in January of 2009 and its authorship remains a mystery. This article has also been forwarded crediting the Atlas Shrugs blogger and editor Pam Geller as the author. The article was found on her blog but Geller did not write it.
The anonymous article has surfaced on various blogs and and comment sections in political web pages on the internet but it should be noted that the opinionated article is so poorly written that it does not seem credible that it could be written by anyone with an advance degree.
Dr. Wood is an assistant professor of history at Southwest Baptist University and author of the book AGENTS OF WRATH AND SOWERS OF DISCORD: AUTHORITY AND DISSENT IN PURITAN MASSACHUSETTS, 1630-1655 (Routledge, 2006). He has also penned many other articles in several academic journals.
Dr. Wood said that over the a period of several months he has received nearly 700+ emails on the subject from complete strangers. A statement has been posted on his page at the Southwest Baptist University web site: Click here for statement.
A list of people who have been attributed as authors of this article:
Dr. Tim Wood
Dr. David Kaiser – Click for official statement