W.E.B. Du Bois

 

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One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. We must not remember that Daniel Webster got drunk but only that he was a constitutional lawyer. We must forget that George Washington was a slave owner… and simply remember the things we regard as creditable and inspiring. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth.”
– W.E.B. Du Bois

2 thoughts

  1. Thank you for finding me. I don’t do forums/or write on politics, more into poetry, but in read the Venus piece and the comments and I have learned a lot. Following back and looking forward to exploring more:)
    Peace friend;)

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