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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 46 of Will & Ariel Durant’s 1963 volume, The Age of Louis XIV:

The historian, like the journalist, tends to lose the normal background of an age in the dramatic foreground of his picture, for he knows that his readers will relish the exceptional and will wish to personify processes and events.

DBx: This reality explains so much, especially today about people writing about today.