Big egos jeopardize history

History is incredibly malleable in the wrong hands. Facts, it appears, mess with their message



February 2, 2024 - 3:39 PM

Protesters hold signs in front of the massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., Saturday, in 2017. The statue was removed in 2021 in recognition of Lee’s and stored in city’s Black History Museum. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

At some point in our lives we all have the urge to rewrite history.

“The dog ate it,” revision starts early. And if not tempered by a healthy conscience can get dangerously out of hand.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is taking it to the extreme in his effort to rewrite history as far as it impacts his reign.