Posted: Nov 28, 2018 11:44 pm
by Cito di Pense
steamroller wrote:Napoleon once said, "History is a set of lies agreed upon." Tolstoy once said, "History would be a wonderful thing, if it were only true." The worst examples are where war is involved. One truism I heard about it says, "In war, truth is the first casualty." For the winning side, it remains a casualty. Which brings up another truism. "History is written by the victors."

Come to that, the human condition is absurd, and so, also, is your grand metametanarrative. So there.