Friday, December 11, 2009

Required Reading

Happy Hanukkah! In his column today, David Brooks reminds us that the whitewashed version of history is not nearly as interesting as the unvarnished truth.
It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s a holiday that accurately reflects how politics is, how history is, how life is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...even the struggles that saved a people..."
Sounds like this wasn't a struggle that saved a people. Sounds like a bunch of nutcakes kicking butt and cutting foreskins because they thought their version of the truth was better than anyone else's. Same old stupidity. Happy holiday.