Laughing at Taking History Seriously

My last post was risible.    There is more to the present than concern about what it will look like in the historical record. There is certainly more to intelligence than having that concern.    We are as likely to laugh at history and with good reason. YouTube includes abundant examples of historical misfortunes uploaded…

Rhetoric, the tool for History Engineering

In earlier posts I talked about my views of the difficulty of maintaining super-majority consent to majority rule (people have to get along with each other), the misguided attention to standardized testing instead of personal acknowledgement of intelligence, and the admirable qualities of medieval scholars who took seriously the idea of history and their responsibility…