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The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process.
Sir Herbert Butterfield (October 7, 1900 - July 20, 1979) was a British historian and philosopher of history who is remembered chiefly for a volume early in his career entitled The Whig Interpretation of History (1931)
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