history, and "interesting times" 

I keep thinking about how 19C historians described the Athenians with awe and respect, like "They invented democracy!" but then never mentioned all the horrible crap they did.

Somehow that seems salient these days.

I have the feeling we've passed beyond the line future historians will call "antebellum".

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history, and "interesting times" 

@Vaguery “They invented democracy!” …for rich men has a very modern ring to it.

history, and "interesting times" 

@typingmonkey just so

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