Historiografska misao dana – Lynn Hunt: „Zaustavljanje rasprave o povijesnoj istini ide ruku pod ruku s autoritarizmom“

“Like textbooks, school guidelines and standards are such a hot-button issue because they go to the hearth of national identity, and they are almost always changing because national identity is never fixed once and for all. History makes sure of that. Debates about history take place when a polity is strong enough to allow rethinking and reframing of the nation’s past. Shutting down discussion about historical truth goes hand in hand with authoritarianism.” (str. 85-86)


“Moreover, history strengthens democratic societies by providing constantly renewable fields for contests over identity.” (str. 88)


Lynn Hunt, History: Why it Matters, Polity Press, 2018.