Skip to comments.Hillsdale College Prof. Burt Folsom - "Avoiding Current Fashions"
Posted on 08/24/2010 7:18:59 PM PDT by hillsdale1
One of the benefits of studying history is that we can see what worked and what didnt work in the past. That helps us put the present in perspective. My larger point is that many ideas that are fashionable today will be discarded and in the dumpster thirty years from now. In fact, my task as a teacher is often to explain to students how it is possible that so many people in a given generation could have believed something that today is obviously so silly. Lets look at some examples.
(Excerpt) Read more at burtfolsom.com ...
Thanks for turning me on to Prof. Folsom.
The want to run the world is a big lure. It prevents many, many people from actually checking the trash bin to see if their ideas are rattling around inside.
I’m not old, but it’s been a decade since I’ve heard the Kellogg-Briand pact referenced. Excellent article.
Egotism, corrupt government, ignorance— all contrbute to history repeating itself. Laziness on the part of “people” factors in too.
“The want to run the world is a big lure.”
Could you translate that, please? Because it doesn’t make any sense.
Try this: “The desire to rule the world is a big temptation.”
Thank you. The word “lure”, since it wasn’t associated with a fishing magazine, didn’t compute.
I’m not trying to be snide or sarcastic here but none of words are that deep. You should be able to figure it out. Or you can choose to not give it another thought.
OH! I’m so so-o-rry you don’t have a sense of humor.
And as for your not being snide and sarcastic...why are you badgering me?
“Or you can choose to not give it another thought.” Good advice, only you don’t follow your own words with inaction.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.