Sunday, April 18, 2004

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 

In science, and art to a lesser degree, new formulations are the products of a solid historical framework. Painstaking attention is paid to recording and preserving the lineage of every idea.

In politics, the historical framework is anything but solid. Politicians demonstrate that history is an inconvenience, as well as a source to plagiarize and distort. A lack of respect for history is one of the central problems of politics, and of society by extension.

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