Wrong side of history

So now we, again, in relation to the events unfolding in Egypt, hear that the US might end up being on the wrong side of history. I find this a strange concept, being on the wrong side of history.It’s almost like making a historians’ fallacy, where everything seems clear in retrospect. It is rather the opposite – we’re being catapulted into the future with every second, every event. Shouldn’t we say that the US is on the wrong side of the future? The future is what we see being unearthed before our eyes, with every demonstration. The history is already past, a history where the US may or may not have been on the right side, but that’s all history now.

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