14 October 2008

The Best Sort of History

". . . the best sort of history is always a series of lively adventure stories—and thus should be told without the cumbersome intrusion of arcane academic rhetoric or truck-loads of extraneous footnotes. History from that perspective is a romantic moral drama in a world gone impersonally scientific—and thus should be told with a measure of passion, unction, and verve." ~ George Grant

Which is why most academics have such difficulty connecting with the masses.

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