As per the column, Daniel Boorstin, former Librarian of Congress was a superb historian.
I highly recommend his "The Americans, The Colonial Experience."
posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:12 AM PST
("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
Boorstin is also the author of a very interesting quote.
“Ignorance is rarely dangerous. The most destructive force in history has always been the illusion of knowledge.”
Not sure I agree with that anymore.
I think “calculated evil” might be number one.
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