Re: Revissionism

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Posted by Murrisk on May 15, 2001 at 19:12:48:

In Reply to: Revissionism posted by Emmett Spiceland on May 15, 2001 at 17:30:44:

You make a good point, however, revissionism any more than history can never be more than a projection of past events seen through a particular, current paradigm. It is impossible to capture the ethos, ambience, emotions, stimuli, understanding(s), attitudes etc of a time that is past. All one can hope to do is present a different interpretation of facts, suppositions etc which not all people will agree with. The competence, skill and education of the interpretator must also come under under very close scrutiny. Two examples which might illustrate the problem are as follows: (1)during the course of any election there is never agreement on the economic circumstances, emotions, drivers etc of the preceding election and (2) try to explain to your children or your children's contemporaries the thoughts, feelings, attitudes, loves, hates peeves etc of your own youth/adolesence. The full truth, as any person remembers it, can never be conveyed.

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