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    The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
    tags: time  questions  genius 
     
    "Historians of every generation, I believe, unless they are pure antiquarians, see history against the background - the controlling background - of current events. They call upon it to explain the problems of their own time, to give to those problems a philosophical context, a continuum in which they may be reduced to proportion and perhaps made intelligible."
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
    The victory of liberalism enables them to sue their victors.
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
    tags: victory 
     
    Summation of Leviathan: "The axiom, fear; the method, logic; the conclusion, despotism."
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
    To find agreements in one's minority opinions is one of the great pleasures of reading.
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
    History is not merely what happened. It is what happened in the context of what might have happened.
    — Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
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