As I returned to my file drawer of unpublished writings after a day in New York having meetings at Columbia, I came across an extended discussion, written I know not how many decades ago, about the epistemological questions posed by the writing of historiographical narratives. I had quite forgotten that I had written this, but as I read through it, I reflected that these are issues in which I have been interested for sixty years. Over the next day or two, I am going to reconstruct some of my thoughts in one or two extended posts. Meanwhile, I await the reports of the voting now going on in Alabama. This could be big.