Monday, February 11, 2013

A sobering thought

I was with a group of Harvard classmates this evening, planning our 45th reunion. (Class of 1968.) One of them pointed out that the beginning of the Vietnam war is as distant from today's freshmen as the beginning of World War I was from us during our freshman year.

What a good argument for teaching history. The follies of yesterday's politicians are so easily forgotten, or rewritten.

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