Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose


“Once the truth is stripped out of history, all that is left of it is but a useless narrative”

Polybios, Histories, I.14.6


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4 thoughts on “Truth

  1. Is it though? Sometimes we learn more from the narratives, lies and stories that people concoct than from the actual facts they choose to share with us.


  2. Good question!

    Hard to argue that we learn a lot, but that is, of course, assuming we know what the truth (or as close as we can come to it) is.

    For me at least, it depends on what the statement is being applied to – I was particularly thinking of the present situation with the resident Liar and Chief in the White House and the situation with the naming of “The Republic of Northern Macedonia.”


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