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Quote mark   The historian's rightful task is to distill experience for future generations, not to distill it like a drug. Having fulfilled his task to the best of his ability, and honesty, he has fulfilled his purpose. He would be a rash optimist if he believed that the next generations would trouble to absorb the warning. History at least teaches the historian a lesson. Quote mark

Great War historian Basis Liddell Hart, 1930


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