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'Sons of Liberty' takes a few too many liberties on History
'Sons of Liberty' takes a few too many liberties on History

Seven years ago, the History Channel became just plain History, a single-word name being perceived, one supposes, as hipper, more youthful, like Common or Fergie. If the network executives were as interested in accuracy as hipness, they would have changed the name to the Dramatic Interpretation of History Channel. Or maybe just Assassin's Creed, though I suppose there would be copyright issues. Also, the creators of the "Assassin's Creed" game series often appear to be more fastidious in their research. With a few notable exceptions ("Hatfields and McCoys"), recent programming on History has targeted the gaming-system generation, or at least the...

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