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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
  • Bahman Ghobadi
    Bahman Ghobadi
    Iranian-Kurdish film director, producer and writer 1969-
    Bahman Ghobadi
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    Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
    Bruce Jackson
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    Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
  • Paula Nelson
    Paula Nelson
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    The best business plans are straightforward documents that spell out the ''who, what, where, why, and how much... ''
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
    Henry James
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    The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    Which suggests something about media and war: it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept, what the public wants to know.
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