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Friday, December 17, 2021

The Historian as Detective

In history, one gathers clues like a detective, tries to present an honest account of what most likely happened, and writes a narrative according to what we know and, where we aren't absolutely sure, what might be the most likely to have happened, within the generally accepted rules of evidence and sources.

Victor David Hanson, military historian, author, Hoover Institute Fellow, 2000

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