Mr Robert Rozett, You are a professional worker for the collective memory, a peculiar recent invention and institution. You might be confusing it with the line of professional historian. The Hebrew University has good social anthropology scholars and courses for making the difference between the collective memory and historiography very clear. Maybe Tutu is an intellect not kosher enough for you. I hope P. Nora, M. Hallbwach, E. Durkheim will be.
from the article: An Open Letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu