- “If you don’t know History, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree”~ Michael Chrichton
Is Chrichton saying that by studying History (raising one’s “leaf consciousness”) one returns to understanding one’s “roots”?
The past week has been a retreat into History for this thoroughly addicted word-worm. I’ve just completed David Irving‘s analysis of the Nuremburg post-WW2 Military Tribunal, Nuremberg: The Last Battle. While it’s a medium-sized tome of about 450 pages, it includes another 100 pages of notes and citations which, along with Search Engines, ensure a slow read for the more academically-inclined researcher, and an even slower read for myself.
“What?” I hear you exclaim, “that Nazi-loving Jew-hating mis-informing Revisionist criminal David Irving?”