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History

We will never learn from the past if we've forgotten it. Now there's been a dramatic decline in the number of college students studying history.

My mother is 101 years old and in relatively good health, but has largely lost her memory. She doesn't recognize friends and family, nor understand where she is or what she's doing. Read more >>

Learning about history is an antidote to the hubris of the present, the idea that everything in our lives is the ultimate.

Former President Harry S. Truman once remarked that the history we don’t know is the only new thing in the world. Read more >>

NO, SAY THREE AMERICAN HISTORIANS. BUT THE PATIENT IS AILING AND THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHY AND WHAT TO PRESCRIBE.

"Americans are united by their history and by a faith in progress, justice, and freedom," writes President Kennedy