Friday, July 09, 2021


How Did Things Get Like This?

Andrew Robert Burn (1902-1991), Persia and the Greeks: The Defence of the West, 546-478 B.C. (1962; rpt. Totowa: Minerva Press, 1968), p. 3:
History represents an attempt to answer the question, 'How did things get like this?' — and the question is often stimulated by a sense that the world has gone wrong.

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