Saturday, August 03, 2013

A Fabulous Turn of Phrase on Reddit (Quote of the Day)

A great turn of phrase from /u/Tiako on Reddit's AskHistorians, on whether winners write history:

It is a very lazy and ultimately harmful way to introduce the concept of bias. There isn't really a perfectly pithy way to cover such a complex topic, but much better than winners writing history is writers writing history.
The depth of this simple turn of phrase isn't even touched in the context in which it is use.  Writers write history might just be the most succinct description of contemporary philosophy of history I've seen.  Genius.

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