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A list of reasons why people write

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 28, 2008

A list of reasons why people write and explore history with examples of each.

14. The past is heritage: we study it to form or enforce national, ethnic, religious or personal identity, or to combat attempts to destroy heritage. Gertrude Himmelfarb, The De-Moralization of Society.

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