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Can we really tell history "as it was"? posted 30 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionCan we really tell history "as it was"? by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

The problem with this argument is that History is written by the victors so speaking as one who looks back at history all that we know is tainted. For example would Diana Princess of Wales be considered a deity if footage of her funeral were discovered in 1000 years with no reference to it on file?

That is a question perhaps best argued by philosophers more adept at the subject than me but hopefully it raises and interesting point. view post


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