Monday, May 24, 2021

History Does Not Vindicate The Truth

History is made by the historians, not by the people who participate in the political events in any particular age. You might feel certain that the political truth is on your side, that your cause is just, and that though your cause does not enjoy much support today, history will vindicate your political position. But if the historians of the future are against your type of politics, then you won’t find support in the pages of history—you will be discarded by history just as, in the present, you are being discarded by your contemporaries. History is a view of the past developed by the intellectual elites, who are more interested in currying favor with the political establishment than in describing the facts.

1 comment:

Ajit R. Jadhav said...

Ah! An irresistible two-in-one offer: Buy Cassandra and get Diogenes for free. ... Or may be, it is the other way around...