Why we need historians ...
I could easily go on (and on) trying to justify why history is important and why we need to study history, but I’ve decided against it. Instead, I’ve decided to post a few examples that speak for themselves:
- No colonialism in Canada? For a critical review of political statements being made which ignore the historical presence of indigenous peoples, see this article.
- For an article that explores how US "Conservatives want to rewrite the history of the Crusades for modern political ends" see this article written in The Guardian (2014).
- Pat Robertson’s interpretation of the Haitian Revolution and the current state of affairs in Haiti. See this clip from Media Matters (January 2010).
- “Texas schools board rewrites US History with lessons promoting God and guns.” For details go to the link for an article written in The Guardian (2010).