Comment: Compulsion

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I first readily understood what was meant in sight of idolizing historical figures. However, I'd have to stress that alot of the worshipping done by the populace is spearheaded by the very institutions meant to educate the people, public school systems.

If such is the case then historical revisionism is in need to properly educate those in error of the facts. As I understand it historical revisionism isn't meant to idolize or revere any past figure, it is meant to present the facts that were not revealed to the populace as such.

"Forgetting, and I would even say historical error, are an essential factor in the creation of a nation, and so it is that progress in historical studies is often a danger to nationality." -Ernest Renan