Single Idea 19637

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 4. Education / d. History study]

Full Idea

That History has no meaning is what should delight our hearts.

Gist of Idea

History is wonderfully devoid of meaning


E.M. Cioran (A Short History of Decay [1949], 5)

Book Reference

Cioran,E.M.: 'A Short History of Decay', ed/tr. Howard,Richard [Penguin 2010], p.153

A Reaction

I have just read a history of the Wars of the Roses, and I wholeheartedly endorse Cioran's view.