Veterans Today: Japanese Historians and Scholars Rise Against Lies and Fabrications

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Japanese Historians and Scholars Rise Against Lies and Fabrications

Many historians “argue that since absolute truth must always elude the historian’s grasp, ‘evidence’ is inevitably nothing but a biased selection of suspect ‘facts.’ Worse yet, rather than dismissing the entire historical undertaking as impossible, these same people use their disdain for evidence as a license to propose all manner of politicized historical fantasies or appealing fictions on the grounds that these are just as ‘true’ as any other account.”

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Phi Beta Iota: Most history is at least half lies. Time we fixed that.

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