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If his moral delinquencies had had as little apparent effect on public affairs as
those of Henry II, the historian would not need to bother about them. This goes for
virtues as well as vices. Pasteur and Einstein were, one is told, men of exemplary
“Germans today welcome the denunciation of Hitler's individual wickedness as a
satisfactory alternative to the moral judgment of the historian on the society which
produced him. Russians, Englishmen, and Americans readily join in personal ...
If you prefer a different metaphor, the moral precepts which we apply in history or
in everyday life are like cheques on a bank: they have a printed and a written part
. The printed part consists of abstract words like liberty and equality, justice and ...
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Edward Hallett Carr’s What is History? is still a remarkable work of historiography fifty years after it was written. Originally written as a series of lectures at Cambridge University in 1961 the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
THE HISTORIAN AND HIS FACTs
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
THE WIDENING HoRIZON