I'm guessing that's some kind of jab at a rather unkind interpretation of Marx and Engels. In their historical context their point of not just focusing on a few events and great men presumably had merit. Or is there something roughly post-1950 you have in mind?
a rather unkind interpretation of Marx and Engels
Not only history, but also societal morals seem pretty driven by economics.
The history of historical narratives overlaps with the history of self-justification.
Thus we can ask ourselves: Is it right to kill animals for food?
I find it likely that 22nd century people will look at our eating habits with revulsion.
Like it is with Fido, it will be with Bessie.
I assume none of us will survive into the next century.
A reasonable assumption, but not impossible.
There are precedents. For ten thousand(s) of years dog was man's best friend. Not merely as guards and companions, but as packed lunches when the going got tough. We ate dogs before we brewed beer or tamed horses, but we don't do that anymore, and many are revolted by the very thought. Like it is with Fido, it will be with Bessie.
Well, yes, if we posit 120 years as high score
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