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The printed part consists of abstract words like liberty and equality, justice and
democracy. These are essential categories. But the cheque is valueless until we
fill in the other part, which states how much liberty we propose to allocate to
The abstract standard or value, divorced from society and divorced from history,
is as much an illusion as the abstract individual. The serious historian is the one
who recognizes the historically conditioned character of all values, not the one ...
Nothing is more radically false than to set up some supposedly abstract standard
of the desirable and condemn the past in the light of it. For the word "success,"
which has come to have invidious connotations, let us by all means substitute the
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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