The effective (affective?) history of ancient wisdom texts canonized in the first few centuries of our current measurement of time culminated in the construction and deployment of two atomic bombs. That same year, other ancient wisdom texts not canonized with no traditional understanding were (re)discovered.
We cannot view culture-forming classics without assessing their historical trajectory/complicity. Nor can we purely view new texts discovered without unconsciously bringing our traditional understanding of similar texts to our reading.
However, we might want to try, since, well, we constructed and deployed two atomic bombs.