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Is There a Distinct and Valid Libertarian Form of Historical Understanding?

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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07/30/2014Gene Callahan

It is a common belief that every historian, in trying to describe any episode from the human past, cannot help but color his narrative with the hues of his own political stances, his positions concerning political economy, his visions of a just society, his religious beliefs, and other such subjective tinctures. Those influences will inevitably enter into his interpretation of the “bare, objective facts” of history, and, as a result, the plain facts are merely the raw material from which the historian sculpts his own creation.

Volume 22, Number 1 (2010)

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Callhan, Gene "Is There a Distinct and Valid Libertarian Form of Historical Understanding?" Journal of Libertarian Studies 22, No. 1 (2010): 294–308.

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