Looking for lessons in history is a pursuit that is as old as history itself. In the end, it is precisely for the sake of such "lessons" that we strive to understand the logic of the historical process, the logic of the change of ideas-not in order to "come to blows" with someone or, with hindsight, to reproach someone for shortsightedness. Such, I think, is the source of the interest these days in the sixties. It is quite likely that this is not the sole source. However, it is just as likely that the most productive results yielded by addressing the recent past await us on precisely this path (delving into the more distant past is a calmer endeavor and does not upset one's contemporaries as much). © 1998, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

The lessons of oktiabr'

Dobrenko E.
1998-01-01

Abstract

Looking for lessons in history is a pursuit that is as old as history itself. In the end, it is precisely for the sake of such "lessons" that we strive to understand the logic of the historical process, the logic of the change of ideas-not in order to "come to blows" with someone or, with hindsight, to reproach someone for shortsightedness. Such, I think, is the source of the interest these days in the sixties. It is quite likely that this is not the sole source. However, it is just as likely that the most productive results yielded by addressing the recent past await us on precisely this path (delving into the more distant past is a calmer endeavor and does not upset one's contemporaries as much). © 1998, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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