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Jul 6, 2006 1:06 pm

Historian Underground: Making History Relevant for Life

Nietzsche has argued that history ought to be useful to life. Too often academic history simply judges the past, separates the past from the present, and makes the historical ineffective for use in contemporary struggles. The philosophy of the Historian Underground seeks to break this trend. The task of history is not in judging the past but to judge the present. The study and investigation of history can be an important tool in providing a ground for critique. It can be a tool for liberation of thought and a freeing of possibilities.

This site has attempted to bring together a diverse collection of materials towards that end. At this site, you will find articles, a growing list of history quotes, a large collection of related links, and a history forum. Additionally, the new associate sites of the Historian Underground are available as well.

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