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Why Is Remembering Important?

Why Is Remembering Important?

Remembering endows history with meaning and significance. George Berkeley wrote in about 1710, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Certainly, this is a philosophical thought experiment. It raises questions about observation and perception.

Blaine Amendments Are Going on Trial

Blaine Amendments Are Going on Trial

The Blaine Amendments are going on trial. Get ready for one of the most important education-related Supreme Court cases in 50 years: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The case is on the schedule for hearing by the nation’s highest court on January 22, 2020.

Data Point – African Slavery: Distribution

Today’s history seems to be that the US was founded on slavery and only slavery. No other reason. And when one talks to students nowadays, that’s the number one reason why the US is bad.

Robert Heinlen

Notable Quote – We’re Screwed

“A generation that doesn’t know history has no past; and no future.”-Robert Heinlein (science fiction writer, author, speaker, and “source for” part of the GraniteGrok name)

Quotes

Notable Quote – James Buchanan on Socialism

The socialist vision of politicized control-regulation of economic interaction has by no means been exorcised from the modern mind-set despite the evidence from reason or from history.