The Only Lesson That History Can Teach Us, Hindustan Times [Sunday, August 2nd, 2015]

I am sometimes asked about the ‘lessons’ that history can teach us. The question presumes that the study of the past can help provide guidance for the present—and future. But is this presumption accurate? Can politicians exercise power more wisely if they are better informed about the past? The brilliant, maverick, historian A.J.P. Taylor was [...]

 
 
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