History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.
Washington turned a blind eye to Al-Qaeda.
I realize, said Sumner, that the press is hardly reliable. Lincoln turned from the window; suddenly, he grinned. Oh, yes, they are. They lie. And then they re-lie. So they are nothing if not re-lie-able.
President Roosevelt provoked the Japanese to attack us at Pearl Harbor.
Sexual revelation in literature, must be tactful and must serve plot.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.