Friday, July 17, 2009

The Struggle Over Historical Truth

or We Hate Not Knowing What We Think We Know

Even predictable consequences are unclear in the epoch or in the eye-blink before they are expected to occur. And, consider: Most consequences are neither predicted (which is one thing, I think) nor anticipated (which is another).

Is it any wonder, then, that once a thing happens we find ourselves caught up in a constant debate about what it was and why it was? So much depends on the answer.

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