“Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein.”
Can the past really be altered, or just one's interpretation of it.Neil
I have seem this often quoted or misquoted in various sources, usually history related.I haven't read Butler's entire book, but did look it up online in order to read the context in chapter 14. It seems to me that Butler is making a jab at historians and what they do (and their usefulness or the lack thereof). Of course, we must also keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.I think it is a good quote to bring us back to the thought that history/the past IS what it is (or was). It is a favorite pasttime of historians to constantly reinterpret it.
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