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The clue to the question of prediction in history lies in this distinction between the
general and the specific , between ... in so doing , he provides general guides for
future action which , though not specific predictions , are both valid and useful .
may be warned in advance by the prediction of consequences unwelcome to
them , and be induced by it to modify their action , so that the prediction , however
correctly based on the analysis , proves self - frustrating . One reason why history
We live in an epoch when — not for the first time in history — predictions of world
catastrophe are in the air , and weigh heavily on all . They can be neither proved
nor disproved . But they are at any rate far less certain than the prediction that ...
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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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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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