Yes, I notice certain people focus on the atrocities and others focus on the mastery such as the large libraries, art, and contributions to medicine.

Both are true. Articles that focus on only one or the other are both distorted caricatures, either elevating or demeaning in ways that, frankly, seem superficial.

A one-sided account, either good or bad, is almost always agenda-based on the part of the author.

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