Australian Left Review


NO HISTORY CAN BE WRITTEN without a conscious or unconscious philosophy or world-view underlying it, because it is the philosophy of the author which will determine what he understands by a historical fact; how he will order these historical facts in a pattern; and, finally, how he will give more importance to some facts than to others to establish a pattern or hierarchy which enables him to discover what is significant and deserves the most emphasis in his work. This generalisation applies to the writing of the history of communism as much as to any other sphere of history.



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