Rules for Historiography
Henry Flynt

1. Each page's header must show the year being
chronicled on that page.

2. Different colors of type, e.g. black and blue,
should be used for i)avowing what happened; ii)
criticizing authors' claims about what happened. The
reason for this is that hiding what happened behind
controversy over representations of the past is a
propaganda ploy.

3. A historian must give the citation for a
provocative quote whose source is a rare document. A
historian who omits to do so is no better than a


Gad Martin, Past Futures (2004) is reasonable as an introduction to the philosophy of history.