“History Is Written by the Victors,”: Winston Churchill. That is why all his atrocities towards Indians got less attention than all his greatness.
Does our history has any truth? How much do we know about the past? Artists, painters were commissioned to sing laurels, brevity. There was an exchange of money to write, paint. How can it be true? Was Socrates a real living being or a mouthpiece of Plato?
I am reading Paul Johnson: Intellectuals, going through the lives of Rousseau, Hemmingway, and Tolstoy. It was sad, dark, and depressing.
I kept asking: what is the truth? Which persona of these intellectuals I should stick by.