Monday, April 18, 2016

Well Said: Rewriting History

It has been said that each generation must rewrite history in order to understand it. The opposite is true. Moderns rewrite history to make it palatable, not to understand it. Those who edit "history" to popular taste each decade will never understand the past — neither the horrors nor glories of which the human race is equally capable — and for that reason, they will fail to understand themselves.
T.R. Fehrenbach, Lone Star

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! how true-- it is a totalitarian impulse, based on the flawed belief that "we" know what is true, and all must be seen in that light. thank you for sharing.