Monday, March 10, 2014

Musings of a Historian

"It has been said that the historian is the avenger, and that standing as a judge between the parties and rivalries and causes of bygone generations he can lift up the fallen and beat down the proud, and by his exposures and his verdicts, his satire and his moral indignation can punish unrighteousness, avenge the injured or reward the innocent."
-Herbert Butterfield
 
 

2 comments:

  1. This is incredibly insightful. I'll remember to tell my parents this next time they are convinced I am wasting my time pursuing a degree in American history.

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    1. Hahaha you will never win that argument in this day and age; too much emphasis on STEM and not enough on the arts. It is a doctrine that is enforced by governmental funding and promoted, sadly, by most institutions of higher learning.

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