You know, and not necessarily related to the above pullquote, I'm getting worried about 'revisionist interpretation.' Maybe this is a disease of age, but I see more and more 'definitive opinions' expressed that give no footnotes, no references, no proof of factuality. Also, the tendency to view the past through today's blinders (or color filter). Just as all science seems to be looking backwards through a global warming lens, today we're looking at everything through a me-too lens.
What we see today may be fact, but it may not be true. There's a difference.