“Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.”
E. J. Hobsbawm
“Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.”
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
“History repeats itself; historians repeat each other”
“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”
“To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.”
“Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.”
“Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.”
George W. Bush
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