Sunday, July 09, 2006

The History Man

Stephen Fry in The Observer on why we should learn from history rather than spending time apologising for it.
"We haven't arrived at our own moral and ethical imperatives by each of us working them out from first principles; we have inherited them and they were born out of blood and suffering, as all human things and human beings are. This does not stop us from admiring and praising the progressive heroes who got there early and risked their lives to advance causes that we now take for granted."