Re: Should We Admit We're Getting History Wrong?

Dear All, 

We're lucky to have such a forthright discussion of the challenges of getting history right. As per usual for me, I'm not sure I have an answer to Lois's question, but would like to unpack what I see as some of the aspects of her excellent post. 

1) I found Hugh's comment in our previous discussion that: 

There are important and necessary epistemological limits to our discipline that make it impossible to fully “capture” the past; we approach it asymptotically without ever reaching it.

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