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First get your facts straight, then plunge at your peril into the shifting sands of
interpretation — that is the ultimate wisdom of the empirical, common-sense
school of history. It recalls the favourite dictum of the great liberal journalist C. P.
In the case under discussion it made sense to suppose that the curbing of
alcoholic indulgence in drivers, or a stricter control over the condition of brakes,
or an improvement in the siting of roads, might serve the end of reducing the
number of ...
History was not going anywhere: because there was no sense of the past, there
was equally no sense of the future. Only Virgil, who in his fourth eclogue had
given the classical picture of a return to the golden age, was inspired in 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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