Historians generally have a strained relationship with the future. And this doesn’t really make sense. For one thing, because history repeats itself, historians can “predict” the future – and do so with far greater certainty than predictions for say the “end… Read More ›
historiography and philosophy of history
“All men are created equal” is, of course, one of the most essential doctrines of civil religion in the United States – a doctrine equally in sharp contrast with most human societies. While it is well-established that “men” did in… Read More ›
Have you ever heard of Lind, Adams County, Washington? Have you ever heard of Hawai’i? I’m guessing you have heard of the states Hawai’i and Washington but have not heard of the very small town, Lind. But, how much do you actually… Read More ›
This blog post explores philosophy of history with a brief examination of the human reliance on “the century” and “the decade” to organize and understand human events.
Humans put an odd emphasis on years, decades, centuries, and millennia, not to mention seconds, minutes, hours, days, and weeks. The long process of industrialism has only exacerbated the (“evil”?) necessity of such socially constructed measurements. Our lives are controlled,… Read More ›
Quick thoughts related to our societal-wide problem, crossing all political ideologies, when it comes to exactly what History should be remembered. Statues continue to be a battleground for these conversations.