A perrenial question - not necessarily novel - but constantly worthy of our consideration:
"If we study history to learn from the mistakes of the past, why are we constantly repeating the mistakes of the past?" Notwithstanding the fact that we study history for many reasons, the question remains poignant.
I introduce this blog as a means of using history precisely for that purpose - to reflect on events in today's world through the lens of the past. Are we constantly following in the same tragic footsteps as our ancestors? And is that really why we study the events of the past?
I invite you to comment, critique, speculate, and otherwise join me in this endeavor with an eye ultimately towards our collective edification on the presumption that there is great value in learning for its own sake, even if we are destined to repeat the errors of previous generations.