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Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History

@inproceedings{Macmillan2009DangerousGT,
  title={Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History},
  author={M. Macmillan},
  year={2009}
}
The subtitle of MacMillan’s book is The Uses and Abuses of History; and, much like Nietzsche’s similarly titled critique, it reads mostly like a catalogue of errors. The abuses the historian MacMillan identifies in the early twenty-first century are, however, not the same as those that the philosopher Nietzsche observed among his contemporaries in the nineteenth century. Nietzsche protested against the uselessness of the past in which his contemporaries buried themselves. But we abuse history… Expand
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