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5.7.17

Nietzsche said the objective — scientific — approach to history was psychologically and ethically devastating to men.

Let me confess a flaw in my own self. Not the major flaw-but one of many. I have a seemingly unquenchable thirst for history. {But not USA history. Rather what is Roman and European history.}
Some people have rightfully questioned what is the value of learning history. Especially the Rambam and Nietzsche. (Perhaps my own desire for this kind of knowledge comes from a will to understand the present day world.)

Nietzsche said  the objective — scientific — approach to history was psychologically and ethically devastating to men.
 The Rambam said it is straightforward Bitul Torah. After all what is history? What people did? Who? Lincoln or maybe some lowly Southern soldier?  Causes and effects? Who knows? All history is worth is just relaxation time.
 and even that might not be good since the authors might very well have some agenda up their sleeve--as they usually do.