"Chief among the spoils of victory
is the privilege of writing the history."
Mark Alexander
Editor/Publisher of Patriot Post
Patriot Post, No. 06-07; Published 17 February 2006
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This one reminds me about the quote on the definition of a "war criminal" -- the name of the losers in a war as they are hanged by the winners.
 -- Jim Farmer, Stone Mountain, GA     
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    That is exactly what I used to say to my students when I taught history years ago. I called it the "Good Guy" theory of history since those who won and wrote the history were the good guys.
     -- Joel Probisky, buffalo grove, IL     
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    Said very well; and that's why there is no language of liberty in our current education or national psychee.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I agree with Mike and Joel!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Jack, Green, OH      
    Just because it is one of the spoils of victory doesn't mean it will be put to good use. In recent history, there has been a popular "blame the victim" history that has developed. We are attacked because we brought it on ourselves through imperialism, decadence, our overbearing culture, globalism, or whatever other excuse that can be drummed up. In fact, we are blamed for the world's ills because they can't bear to accept their fault for their own condition.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    " He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past."

    George Orwell - "1984"
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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