Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Aug 102018
 

Ideologies overtly hostile to civilization are among its less fortunate byproducts.

Jul 252018
 

To imagine not knowing what we know is the indispensable habit of the historian; its opposite is easier to master.

Jun 252018
 

One wonders what people who oppose eugenics think history is.

May 162018
 

The past is rarely given voice, except to pronounce in favor of present fashion.

May 082018
 

To be on the wrong side of history is sometimes fatal; to be in its way always is.

Apr 242018
 

The makers of history know too little of how it will turn out, and the writers know too much.

Apr 232018
 

History does not swim left; it is pushed, by the many little helpers on its right side.

Feb 272018
 

Professing communism never saved a kulak, and professing Nazism never saved a Jew. Only the religious fanatics are that sporting.