The price we have paid, and will pay, for historical ignorance and historical lies

Bruce Thornton writes at FrontPage Magazine:

There are many reasons for this [anti-Western] double standard, not the least being the fatal self-loathing of Western elites. But this hatred of the West itself depends on an ignorance of history on display in many of Obama’s speeches. And that ignorance in turn reflects the corruption of history over the last forty years, which has seen a once-noble discipline turned from the record of what has happened into a melodrama of grievance used to advance political ideology. The next few years will show us how large a price we will pay for ignoring historical truth, as our acceptance of this skewed history saps our will to resist an enemy passionately convinced of his righteousness.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 23, 2009 11:15 AM | Send

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