…and of such complexity that they would likely never get their due in history.
Billy Beck, commenting on something I read earlier today at Warren’s other blog. What he’s referring to, in my view, is the inherent conflict between truth and honesty. Complexity means: many facts. And many facts provides ample opportunity to tell a number of truths, all limited in context. But nobody is going to know the limitations of the context of the particular narrative they’re exposed to unless they explicitly seek out additional knowledge on their own, think, and exercise their own honest judgment.
Honesty is a very high calling, and I daresay largely unpracticed by the majority of humanity.