Geoffrey Elton Quote

When I meet a historian who cannot think that there have been great men, great men moreover in politics, I feel myself in the presence of a bad historian, and there are times when I incline to judge all historians by their opinion of Winston Churchill — whether they can see that, no matter how much better the details, often damaging, of man and career become known, he still remains quite simply, a great man.


Political history: principles and practice (ed. New York, 1970)

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When I meet a historian who cannot think that there have been great men, great men moreover in politics, I feel myself in the presence of a bad...

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When I meet a historian who cannot think that there have been great men, great men moreover in politics, I feel myself in the presence of a bad...

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When I meet a historian who cannot think that there have been great men, great men moreover in politics, I feel myself in the presence of a bad...

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When I meet a historian who cannot think that there have been great men, great men moreover in politics, I feel myself in the presence of a bad...