counterfactuals

Let’s Focus on What He Actually Said

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

When I was studying for my history degree, I learned early and often that one of a historian’s biggest pet peeves is the counterfactual.  Basically, it’s when you imagine what could’ve happened if something in history had been different.  If Robert E. Lee had decided to fight for the Union instead of the Confederacy, the Civil War would have been […]