Why are we telling our students stories that we know are false?
If people were able to read sacred texts in their own language, the church domination would crumble
Religious conflict stems from failure of the nation-state
Instead of treating nations as a whole, sometimes masses take rights away from the minority and even order them killed
Swindon: I can’t believe it! What will history say? Burgoyne: History, Sir, will tell lies, as usual.
Art and culture polish a society’s rough edges
While we have more digital conversations than a real tête-à-tête over a real cup of tea, talk shows on TV are verbal
Nations must learn to live to together in peace and harmony
Dining is the privilege of civilisation … The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress.
As societies become historically conscious and standards of research and writing progress, history writing moves closer
In search of moral legitimacy, European imperialism finds justification in history
The best way to preserve historical heritage is to share it with others
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them — Galileo Galilei
How do you want your democracy? Well done, medium or rare?
“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.
Distorted history always supports the current power structure and lets generations upon generations of people be
Urban planners modify an urban scene already shaped by complicated historical process, so why are our cities the way
Museums aren’t just storehouses; they are repositories of our shared history
Big cities evolve by swallowing surrounding smaller towns, thriving on their energy and culture
Through the ages, suicide may have been viewed differently, yet its reason remained the same