Henry Ford said that "history is bunk". He implied that we should live in the present. Is that so or should we undergo regression once in a while?
History Is Bunk
Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:18 AM
Speedjohn, I would replace "can't" with "shouldn't" because we do it all the time anyway. It is true some things we learn, but others we don't.
Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:56 PM
According to this essay, historical treatments may come in three forms: the monumental, antiquarian and critical.
In short, with respect to monumental history, the subject is "the rare and classic"; for the antiquarian, it is "the traditional and venerable"; for the critical, it is that which "judges and condemns."
I hope this helps.