Quote of the Week: August 10-16, 2014

You may have a double take at first:

To be a real historian one doesn’t have have to know all of history, but they have to know the correct history. So the history you don’t know does not mean one is not a historian but rather it is the history that you do know that makes one a historian.

Discuss.

7 thoughts on “Quote of the Week: August 10-16, 2014

  1. khepera420 August 16, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    I am always amazed at what it must take; the leaps of faith and the lies one must twist into core belief, to be so utterly delusional. Thank goodness they truly are the last gasp of a dying breed.. A damnatio memoriae on them and their wretched ignorance and lies. Sheesh.

  2. Spelunker August 17, 2014 / 5:44 am

    I was kind of hoping you’d choose the quote John C. Hall seems to be quite fond of:

    “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!”

    George Wallace

    • Rosemary August 18, 2014 / 2:50 am

      It would be good if racists isolated themselves…

  3. Rosemary August 17, 2014 / 9:25 am

    I’m not on Facebook so don’t know whose page this guy posted this thing on…. One thing about the quote: it’s cryptic.

  4. Joshism August 17, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    It has a kernel of truth to it: nobody knows all of history and most historians specialize in the history of a specific region and/or period.

    Lamb’s comment has some first-rate nonsense. Apparently despite being a university professor with a PhD and published author, Brooks Simpson is not a real historian. Also, Mr. Lamb seems to belong to the “everything I don’t like is Marxist” school of thought.

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