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Carr acknowledged that accidents can modify the course of history , but argued
that they should not enter into the historian ' s hierarchy of significant causes .
The accident of Lenin ' s premature death played a role in the history . of the
They owe their role in history to the mass of their followers , and are significant as
social phenomena , or not at all . Or let us take an outstanding rebel and
individualist at a more sophisticated level . Few people have reacted more
violently and ...
The hierarchy of causes , the relative significance of one cause or set of causes
or of another , is the essence of his ... accidental , they do not enter into any
rational interpretation of history , or into the historian ' s hierarchy of significant
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