History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel (1940-) American broadcast journalist

tool (noun): something that you use to help you do something (such as a pencil, knife, spanner, screwdriver, computer)
politician (noun): a person who is in or wants to be in government
justify (verb): show (something) to be right
intentions (noun): aims, plan; objective; what someone wants to do

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Contributor: Josef Essberger