History: Thought of the Day

“What was omitted is always as important as what was included. Historical lies are still cultural truths. They tell us what the people wanted us to believe and what they feared, what they respected and what they despised or desired … [exposing] the ideal of the era.”

Source: Genghis Khan and the Quest for God — How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom, Jack Weatherford, 2016