March 2008

Historical Lessons in a Digital Age

History, being a subject all but forgotten in a digital age, possesses with it essential information regarding who we are and where we came from. It is often said, though misquoted, that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” I state “misquoted” as the original remark was “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This often misquoted remark was penned in Reason in Common Sense by George Santayana published in 1905.