Some background on the Spectre that Haunts: Hegel
One of things one can conclude from Hegel’s background is that he was very much a man of times, in some ways the philosopher of history’s chief error whatever other obscurantism on may accuse him of or logical parsing he seems to missed, was a belief that he too was not a reflection of his zeitgeist. In his own thought, from it’s romantic underpinnings to its ruthless defense of the Prussian state and the Bonapartist developments in France, we see the promises of the liberal revolution betray itself in his own convolutions for justifying the spirit of the current. Whatever one makes of him, this is blind spot must be acknowledged because it is this blind spot that leads us to the beliefs that history has been ended, or even can be. No, more than likely, key events for sentient life may even outlive humans, but that speculation aside, Hegel’s key insights about the rootedness and timeliness of a thought must be seen in his own person. In mirrors so many broken promises of liberal political philosophy in the three centuries, of which, both the German state and its failures and the US state and its failures are manifest examples.