Uses of History (Reading Blog #2)

“The Uses of History”, a chapter in The Pursuit of History, also written by John Tosh, tries to answer a simple question: what can we learn from history? For me, I believe that we can learn everything from history if we look hard enough.  In the first few paragraphs,  he states that history tells us what we need to know for the future, and that “our destiny is disclosed in the grand trajectory of human history”. He then warns of one possible extreme of this belief, the view that nothing can be learned from history.  in conclusion, I stand by Tosh’s beliefs when it comes to the usage of history.

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