Thursday, May 02, 2024

History Rules!

 Steve Layman knows what many of us have long suspected: Everyone who did not do so wishes they'd majored in History.

It was my minor, but I have fond memories of classes on the history of France, the United States, the American Civil War, Britain, Rome, the Soviet Union, and Mexico.


Steve said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Great Courses" lectures "The Wisdom of History" by J. Rufus Fears. Professor Fears made two excellent points: First, history is important because technology changes rapidly but people do not change, so we still face the same fundamental issues today as people did in history. Second, we do not learn from history.

Michael Wade said...


Fascinating. I am not sure if I completely agree with the second part although we certainly suffer from historical amnesia at times.