62% done with War and Peace


Tolstoy’s frustration with the study of history isolated from the events around the event being studied probably comes from him wanting to write a novel about the Decemberists but kept having to go back and back and instead wound up writing this novel then ever even gets to that point in time.

He’s so focused on there being a “right” way to study history, but all we can hope to do is just a better job.