"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Celebration so far proceeding with relative calm. The President's speech on social justice and conscience received a generally polite reception with minor disruption.