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The Long Way Towards the Establishment of the WFSA

  • M. Mauve

Abstract

Although not a historian, I have nevertheless assumed the task of writing a chapter on the history of the establishment of the WFSA. So I am a historian now! E.H. Carr [1], in his reflections on history and on the role of the historian, compares the course of history with a moving procession winding along the past. “The metaphor”, he writes, “is fair enough, provided it does not tempt the historian to think himself as an eagle surveying the scene from a lonely crag or as a V.l.P. at the saluting base. Nothing of the kind! The historian is just another dim figure trudging along in another part of the procession.” And he concludes: “The historian is part of history. The point in the procession at which he finds himself determines his angle of vision over the past.”

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Executive Committee National Society French Society World Federation Draft Constitution 
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