“Once cherished, history is currently viewed as onerous- unless employed for social engineering. The results are political leaders who cannot weigh the consequences of their actions; journalists who confuse the exciting with the significant; military officers who view their profession through peepholes; and impassioned citizens easily misled. In place of history, we get hysterical headlines.”

“The blood-drunk killer is rarely disarmed by the man who lives in books- or by the eternal adolescent clinging to the lie that all men want peace.”

“Above all, history that adheres to facts inoculates the citizens against lies.   ”

From Endless Wars by Ralph Peters