In less introspective times, arrogant politicians proclaimed that "God is on our side". Fortunately, that silliness has waned as faith has diminished and the faithful have become more solicitous and less certain of God's will. The modern equivalent, which generously permits atheists to participate, is to declare that "history is on our side" and that whatever crudity is being perpetrared will be justified " by the long arc of history". One side seems to regard this position as their unique possession. Am I alone in thinking this formulation as even more arrogant than the last? Anyone share my disgust?