Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Sep 152015
 

To understand the past, treat it like the present; to understand the present, treat it like the past.

Aug 262015
 

Continuous moral progress of the species is an idea so grotesquely flattering that it cannot possibly be true.

Aug 242015
 

Almost everyone believes in science; it is history that no one believes in.

Aug 212015
 

Now we celebrate human diversity, having spent the last few millennia obliterating it.

Aug 072015
 

I regret less the great works that have been irretrievably lost than the mediocre ones that have been irrevocably preserved.

Jul 212015
 

We speak of rewriting history, as if there were an alternative.

Mar 232015
 

Classical Greece was infested with trolls, then called philosophers.