The Past, The Present and the Future
The final regular show of 2018…
It is still kind of bothering me. That article a couple of weeks back about why the number of History Majors is in such a critical decline. after a bit more reading on the matter, it is true that all of the Humanities are down, but none so much as History. I wonder if the reason is a two-fold confluence of cultural touchstones. First, there is the general discrediting of history. This is necessary to avoid Santayana’s Maxim. But second is we historians shooting ourselves in the foot. The lessons of history aren’t meant to be used as a cast iron pan with which to whack people over the head with our own brilliance.
Can we find a reasonable solution before it’s too late?
Our State Governor has asked for $1.1 Billion in new taxes. To save the Orcas.
On December 14, 1972, we did (corporately) something for the final time.