Welcome to the Loreto College HISTORY blog. This is for A and AS level history students and anyone interested in history.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
HISTORY IS BUNK
Actually what Henry Ford said was that 'History is more or less bunk'. History students are well used to people asking what use the subject is. In some ways that is a question that does not even deserve a response, but if one had to, one could quote David McCulloch: 'History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.' One cannot fully understand the present without reference to the past. George Mason University, (where our old friend Roger Wilkins lectured, see March 12th blog), hosts one of many web sites that look at current issues with an historical eye through their History News Network.