233. History, False History and Innocence


Not to know what hap­pened before you were born is to remain forever a child”. (Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est sem­per esse puerum) [Cicero 46 B.C.]. Hmm. Yet know­ing his­tory falsely, whether falsely given or falsely under­stood, is quick brain surgery for a zom­bie makeover. Is the child or the zom­bie more dan­ger­ous? Between them, they almost pop­u­late the planet, so the quest to be nei­ther surely fol­lows lit­tle marked trails.

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