Fate and Freedom in History

The historical revisionists of the Sixties have been the last to adapt to the end of the Cold War: case in point, Eric Foner.

Issue: Fall 2002

"Ideals, conventions, even truth itself, are continually changing things so that the milk of one generation may be the poison of the next. . . . When a generation succeeds . . . in handing down all of its discoveries and none of its delusions, its children shall inherit the earth."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1924

"Give a professor a false thesis in early life, and he will teach it till he dies. He has no way of correcting it." -- John Jay Chapman, 1900

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