torsdag 7 juli 2016

Dagens citat

"We saw this in the years before the banking collapse. We sustained and supported a view of Icelanders as more daring—the descendants of Vikings and voyagers who dared to enter uncharted waters—when in fact they were more daring because they were silly, and better at borrowing money. It had nothing to do with the Vikings, who, if we want to take it further, were murderous bastards, in addition to being voyagers and explorers."

Tillträdande presidenten Guðni Th. Jóhannesson i The New Yorker om hur historieskrivning kan missbrukas.