Tag Archives: history

Sun Shuyun, “The Long March.”

The book complicates history so as to maintain the heroism under complexified conditions.

After postmodernism.

History with a big H is back, whether we like it or not. Whether humanity with a little h is back is up to us.

Origin/source.

The origin is history, the source is humanity.

Politics and history.

It’s not about old and young; it’s about old and new.

Official vs actual standards.

In progressive eras, actual standards are higher than official ones. In reactionary eras, official standards are higher than actual ones.

Historical research.

“History shows…” almost everything, not one thing. So does “research.”

Wolff, “In Defense of Anarchism.”

History’s process may yet accomplish what is beyond Philosophy’s power—the complete destruction of authority.

Vico reversed.

We can understand least what we have made ourselves: history.

Herodotus > Thucydides.

History isn’t just war; it is everything.

How can I be “ashamed” of U.S. history?

I never assumed I should be “proud” of it in the first place.