Making History: Israeli Law and Historical Reconstruction

  title={Making History: Israeli Law and Historical Reconstruction},
  author={Eben Moglen},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={613 - 617}
  • Eben Moglen
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
As Asher Maoz insightfully points out, governmental involvement in the ascertainment of historical truth—whether in court, by commission of inquiry, or in other ways—is directed at securing approval of a particular historical narrative, as a step toward imposing that narrative, to a greater or lesser extent, on those who disagree with it. This “official version” exists not only for the sorts of questions presented by the cases Maoz discusses, but also with respect to auto accidents, crimes of… Expand
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