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Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Epigrams of Professor Grumpy #1

History doesn't happen; we make it.

(alternatively: shit happens; history doesn't.)

3 comments:

  1. One of the most interesting comments I ever heard was, I believe, at a Kalamazoo roundtable, "History is what Historians say it is." I wish I could remember who said it so I could attribute it to him or her. I was naive then - it (and the entire discussion) was an eye-opener.

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  2. No No, Curt. You haven't understood at all. History is what *I* say it is.

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  3. LOL - unfortunately, I've met at least one historian who I think honestly believes this.

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