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Would You Use Time Travel to Kill Baby Hitler?

Can time travel alter the course of history?

The idea of time travel has been around for well over a century, with H.G. Wells coining the phrase as early as 1895. Ever since then, the idea of using time travel to alter the course of history has become part of our popular culture, and murder played a central role in the scenario.

Would you, knowing the consequences of someone’s actions, travel back in time and kill them to prevent them from living out their destructive fate?

With the US election stream-rolling our way, many doubtlessly wish there was a time machine to fast-forward us past the results. So, here is a little distraction from the politics of today, in the form of a history of time travel and a philosophical musings on the nature of history itself.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy.

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