What Dominic Cummings gets wrong about history

It's useful to be aware of branching possibilities when looking at the future – it's less valuable when assessing the past. 

Dominic Cummings, now Boris Johnson’s chief strategist, often writes about the importance of bearing in mind the “different branches of history” – about the importance of remembering that, for instance, had George Osborne used the budget of 2015 to increase public spending rather than to roll out a series of punitive welfare measures, then Brexit might not have happened. Or if James Comey hadn’t written to Congress the week before the 2016 election about his investigation into...
source: New Statesman

2019-08-13 20:32
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