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A Brief Discussion of Our Judgment on Those from the Past by the Standards of Today

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DOI: 10.25236/icfmhss.2021.010


Letao Xu

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Letao Xu


Generally, people always judge historical events or figures by current standards, and these prejudices even appear to be mainstream ideas. So, this paper briefly discusses some biases against those from the past, mainly focusing on Hitler and Churchill - these two important historical characters, however, with completely different remarks and opposite fame, which seems to bespeak that people in the future will also prejudge us and our events, such as current environment issue, pandemic, or sexism by their standards, finally to demonstrate the importance of digging into the historical context and to remind people not to jump a conclusion but to be neutral when judging something or someone.


Judgment Standard, History, Bias, Prejudice