View Single Post
Old 11th May 2012
Lives for gear
piotr's Avatar

Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
Ultimately I did not listen the the whole thing because he was putting everything in absolute terms rather than stating that this was HIS perception or UNDERSTANDING and it included what was important to him which is not necessarily what was historically important.
I agree with your assessment in principle.
What I would add is that my understanding of history is that it is all someone's "perception" or "understanding" of selected events from the past. Personally I take it as a given, so it didn't bother me so much that he spoke of these ideas in, as you say, absolute terms. Seems to me that we are all a kind of absolute authority on our histories ;-)