Archive for March 17th, 2008

The Historian’s Trade

March 17, 2008

“I don’t think the historian’s trade is much given to psychological analysis. In our work we have to do only with sentiments in the whole to which we give generic titles such as Ambition and Interest. And yet if I had even a shadow of self-knowledge, I could put it to good use now…”

From La Nausée (Nausea) (1938) by Jean-Paul Sartre.


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