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    I've often wished for a World History book that was totally unbiased-from neither the Winners or from the Losers points of view, but rather one that just flat out told all of the happenings As They Happened. Unfortunately, I doubt if I will ever live to see such a book published. All History is written from Some point of view-either in sympathy with the subject or with hate against it. Sadly, it's just Human Nature to write with a personal slant. And, given enough Time passing, such slants slowly become unalterable Facts. Imagine, for example, an account of the Roman and Hun conflicts written by a Hun and His point of view of the events. No...I doubt very much if a World History book will Ever be penned...no matter what was written, it would, undoubtedly offend someone somewhere and be contested and squabbled over endlessly....
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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    I've often wished for a World History book that was totally unbiased-from neither the Winners or from the Losers points of view, but rather one that just flat out told all of the happenings As They Happened. Unfortunately, I doubt if I will ever live to see such a book published. All History is written from Some point of view-either in sympathy with the subject or with hate against it. Sadly, it's just Human Nature to write with a personal slant. And, given enough Time passing, such slants slowly become unalterable Facts. Imagine, for example, an account of the Roman and Hun conflicts written by a Hun and His point of view of the events. No...I doubt very much if a World History book will Ever be penned...no matter what was written, it would, undoubtedly offend someone somewhere and be contested and squabbled over endlessly....
    It would certainly make for some interesting reading. But unfortunately as they say, history is written by the victors.

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    IMHO history is not written by the victors.

    The history of the victor is believed to be history by the victors just as the vanquished believes the history written by the vanquished. If history was merely made up of absolutes such a World History book that Wagriff would like to see would be written with ease

    Wikipedia is the most democratised and apolitical history book in the world, and look how biased and politicised its pages often are!

    An example of the massaging of history in the Eichmann story.

    In 2006 following the release of CIA documents is was shown that Eichmann's original memoirs were censored for publication by Life Magazine who bought the rights from the Eichmann family. The West German government through the CIA "persuaded" Life magazine to delete any reference to Hans Globke, who had worked with Eichmann in the Jewish Affairs department and had been instrumental in formulating the Reich Citizenship Law, one of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws. This was because the Adenauer government was gravely concerned that it would shine a spotlight on a number of former high level West German government officials who had served the Nazis including Hans Globke, who was the Chancellery Chief of Staff and close adviser to Adenauer.

    The entire original Eichmann trial footage can be seen on youtube.

    128 minutes of the original video recordings made during court sessions released to cinemas and later to home video under the title Un spécialiste (The Specialist in the US).
    Last edited by StefanM; 01-02-2013 at 04:27 PM.
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