Definition of ahistorical
: not concerned with or related to history, historical development, or tradition an ahistorical attitude; also : historically inaccurate or ignorant an ahistorical version of events
ahistoricallyplay \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
ahistoricismplay \-ə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
ahistoricityplay \-ˌhis-tə-ˈri-sə-tē\ noun
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When people align themselves with ahistorical assumptions and aggressive anti-intellectualism, academia itself becomes alarming.
Down NOLA was birthed out of a recognition that the Confederate statues were the physical manifestation of an ahistorical worldview, one which valorized and apologized for the very champions of slavery.
There was, throughout the evening, an odd sense of ahistorical detachment from the issues that challenge France, and the new President.
On Thursday, by marshaling the force of massive ahistorical mendacity, the Republican majority helped the president* fulfill that second promise.
On the electric Twitter machine, historian Kevin Kruse has been manning the barricades against the ever-changing barrage of ahistorical offal that McConnell has been tossing around.
One also wonders if the more ahistorical dance-music fans wouldn’t quickly become more historical, and more Detroit-minded, if the festival were to produce some visible extra layers of content — publications, documentaries, panel discussions.
Unfortunately, this crisis is ahistorical (a black swan).
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