Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

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.

Feb 062018
 

At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.

Feb 052018
 

It is the lies we tell about history that we are most apt to remember.