Friday, August 08, 2003

Nuance and Ideological Purity

This post on Charles Lindbergh is also a defense of nuanced history.

Yet simplistic moral lumping -- "good / bad" especially when long dead historical figures are lumped, misapplies modern moral standards to people who didn't think at all like us, and it also causes us to disregard the good lessons that might be learned from the past's flawed figures.

It deserves to be widely read.

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