Ed Driscoll

Historical Cherry-Picking

Jonah Goldberg writes that “there are two problems with all this historical cherry-picking”:

The first is our own collective ignorance about history. As a culture, we have a tendency to look for our car keys where the light is good. Our usable past is the past that is illuminated to us. One of the main reasons we leap to analogies about World War II and the Cold War is that it