THE NEW YORKER ABOUT WHY WE ALL NEED TO KNOW HISTORY

Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker has written a thoughtful piece “Does It Help to Know History?” In it he points out that the European powers made decisions in August 1914 that had terrible consequences:  “don’t believe that the trouble then was that nobody read history.  The trouble was that they were reading the wrong history, a make-believe history.”  For more see:

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/help-know-history

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