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December 28, 2003

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kuro5hin.org || Who Killed The Red Baron?

Here's a good example of great web writing. Posted to Kuro5hin, it's a fairly even-handed look at the controversy surrounding the downing of Manfred von Richthofen, World War I's "Red Baron". It's footnoted, carefully reasoned, and supported by the evidence.

It also makes one of my favorite points about history: The only good history is revisionist history. When I was a kid, the official line in books about World War I was that Capt. Roy Brown had shot him down in a dogfight.

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apropos revisionist history: a quote I read somewhere in the past day or so suggested that history is a set of lies we all agree on.

Posted by: paul at Dec 28, 2003 11:46:55 PM