Saturday, May 14, 2016

History is Written by the Losers

History is not written by the winners. Plenty of history is written by losers. Hell, look at Josephus: one of the most renowned historians ever, and he was a Jew writing about the Roman conquest of Judea. No, history is not written by the winners; history is written by the literate, and it just so happens that when literate societies meet pre-literate societies, the literate society usually wins. Or at least, we will only ever hear about it when the literate society wins.- Bret Alan

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