A counterfactual history, 1848-2008
- Walter Laqueur
Counterfactual history is… a reaction to the extreme de-personalization and determinism of current historical studies, with their emphasis on social history opposed to events and personality-driven history. —Wikipedia
Heinrich Graetz, History of the Jews, volume 8, preface.
Great were the hopes and expectations of European Jews when the walls of the ghettoes came down.
It was a long drawn-out process, and conditions varied from country to country.
In Britain it began with the…