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Max Weber has a great quote on culture: 'Culture' is a finite segment of the meaningless infinity of the world process, a segment on which human beings confer meaning and significance. Well, the same goes for the history. There are an infinity of possible facts that a historian could study, a teacher teach, or a politician or activist mention in a ...


The word history is used to describe both past events themselves, and the study and recording of past events. Those who study history inevitably put it into a contemporary, ideological context. Say you are writing a history of the second world war. When did it start? When Japan invaded China? When Germany invaded Poland? When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? ...

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