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The desire to postulate individual genius as the creative force in history is
characteristic of the primitive stages of ... not too seriously , of the ' mass murder
of historical characters ' by treating them as ' puppets of social and economic
forces ' .
They are facts about the relations of individuals to one another in society and
about the social forces which produce from the actions of individuals results often
at variance with , and sometimes opposite to , the results which they themselves ...
But the higher degree of creativity may perhaps be assigned to those great men
who , like Cromwell or Lenin , helped to mould the forces which carried them to
greatness , rather than to those who , like Napoleon or Bismarck , rode to ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - JonArnold - LibraryThing
Going back to re-read old university textbooks for fun must be a sign of incipient nostalgia for the lost days of youth. That or masochism. I didn’t get a nostalgic buzz (possibly as I was young and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the ...
Elizabeth A. Galway
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