"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 7792
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 01:48 pm: |
I tried to avoid all these labels,
(Of course this is nonsense.
Few biographies are written in a void. The biographer likes the person or wants to tear him down. Some think that, by merely presenting the facts, they have been non critical.
No way. No biography can present all the facts. Such a biography would be a bloated monstrosity thousands of pages long, like a Leon Forrest novel.
Some facts must be left out. Those would form a complete picture of the subject.
There is much that we cannot know.
What were one's thoughts really, on the morning of 9/11. Did no one not wonder what one would have for lunch? If so, what does that say about us.
Adolph Hitler was apparently adored by Josef Goebbel's children. So who can exhaustively detail that and get around to WWII?