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Archive of posts published in the tag: History

The Contexts of History

History is complicated and not easily reduced to single theory explanations such as the 1619 Project.  We can address our sins without ignoring our redemption. We can learn more from understanding context than by either glorification or demonization.

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Standing Apart from History

“The citizens of the United States do not stand apart from history.  We are in it and of it. Many of our ancestors came here hoping to escape it, but history is a pack of bloodhounds.  Desperate to put those…

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Understanding the Meltdown

(this was published previously in the Macon Telegraph) Being in the middle of a record economic crisis presents a rare learning opportunity.  Several books are worthwhile for those seeking to understand what just happened. Too Big to Fail by Andrew…

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An Antidote to Arrogance

from Paul Johnson “The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.  It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many…

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