Thursday, April 12, 2018


xkcd takes us back in time to the fall of 1881, a sad time in American history.  While many faithful readers will recognize the events involved, I'm guessing many a recent college graduate won't have a clue.  Perhaps we ignore history because there is so much of it, or maybe it's because we feel our own time (and by default, us) is special and unique.   The study of history offers an important context for understanding the human experience.   We avoid it at our own peril.

For those interested in the events of 1881, this book is highly recommended.

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