(Having an angry moment over “the big lies”.)
Before the hebrew bible there were myths. But the invention of that history was the invention of lying. Its the invention of the big lie.
The battle between the cities in the ancient world is this:
Storytelling: Egypt (Memphis/Thebes?)
Let that sink in a bit.
Lying: The Ashkenazi Enlightenment
Storytelling: The French Enlightenment
Reason: The German Enlightenment
Truth: The anglo enlightenment
Let that sink in some more.