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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Epilogue, Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

  • Now, to connect this back to history. If history is written with the idea that all men are totally free to act however they want, then this is just as ludicrous as a book about astronomy that doesn’t mention gravity or orbits, or any of the other laws of physics governing objects in space.
  • But if history starts to deal with how limited human action actually is, then we’re going to get a science of history – a science that looks for laws that govern human behavior (not causes, but laws).

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