Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quote du jour

Too many people are under the impression that "history" is a science of quantifiable events.
I mean, it's all laid out there in the history texts, right?
History is the interpretation of events. There are good and bad, correct and incorrect, biased and unbiased interpretations of history.

Sometimes, everyman must be his own historian to get it right.

-Proof

4 comments:

  1. Well stated. Are you a Will Durant fan?

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  2. I am. Plus, anyone married to a mermaid can't be all bad!

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  3. Wow! It took me a few minutes to get the reference...

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  4. We are the master of the eclectic and the obscure here!

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