Why the Study of History Is Imperative Today

those-who-dont-study-historyIf you click here you will get to an article by  in the Huffington Post on the importance of history in the modern world. It is well worth a read – I have included an extract below…

“History should teach us compassion. It should teach us not to assume, but to reserve judgement about people whose values and beliefs are different to ours. When it comes to looking back at the experiences of men and women who lived five or six centuries ago, we are forced to confront the barriers to understanding, the pitfalls of interpretation, of twenty-first century thinking against that of the medieval world.

Mr Kydd.

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