” I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific. “


” Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future. “


” Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission. “


” Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves. “



All 4 Lion Feuchtwanger Quotes about History in picture


I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.
Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.
Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.

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