“History is what it is. You’ve got to understand it, take responsibility for it, and overcome it. You must avoid self-flagellation as much as historical blindness or an air of superiority. The best antidote to the politicization of memory is good history. We must hide nothing, teach everything, communicate everything, and draw constantly updated lessons for the future.”

History Strikes Back: How States, Nations, And Conflicts Are Shaping The 21st Century by Hubert Védrine

Categories: Bookworm Judie

3 replies

  1. hi, gracious! sure, sure!

  2. Hi Judie,
    I’ve been meaning to ask,could I link you up?


  1. History, again. « muddling through

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