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Dangerous Games by Margaret MacMillan
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Dec 19, 2011

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bookshelves: essays, history, nonfiction
Read in December, 2011

A brief discourse on how history is always changing over time, how it can never achieve the analytical precision of science, and how all nations and many non-national groups can shift and alter history to produce narratives, and change it to their favor.

Particularly relevant reading this on the day Kim Jong-Il died, as he is one of the people perhaps most guilty of changing history to his ends.

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