Question what is assumed

Our view of history shapes our attitude towards contemporary politics. Consciously or not, we are perpetually judging the present by the measure of the past. Once a particular ‘history’ that supports the status quo becomes all-powerful, it is very difficult to make alternative political and economic solutions seem either plausible or necessary.
— The Bigger Picture: The New Statesman 2-8 November 2012
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