Sunday, January 13, 2008

final words

Here are the final words of Williams' book, words which, I have to admit, shame me a little.

"The historians neither make nor guide history. Their share in such is usually so small as to be almost negligible. But if they do not learn something from history, their activities would then be cultural decoration, or a pleasant pastime, equally useless in these troubled times. " (212)

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