When possible, be sure to include details from “The Garden of Forking Paths” in your discussion.

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In the introductory reading about Jorge Luis Borges, you learned about the opening reference in “The Garden of Forking Paths” to the military historian, Liddell Hart. “Official history,” say the editors, “is undermined [by Borges] on the very first page” of his fiction. Does Borges mean to imply in his story that there is no such thing as official history? In your opinion, what is “official history” compared to just “history?” How does one decide which is the official history and which isn’t? When possible, be sure to include details from “The Garden of Forking Paths” in your discussion.

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