Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Jun 032014
 

History is made forwards and written backwards, which is the chief source of error in both the making and the writing.

Apr 102014
 

Humanity has progressed vastly with how, less with what, and not at all with why.

Mar 252014
 

Chronology is to history what arithmetic is to mathematics.

Feb 122014
 

From mass literacy the last couple of centuries follow more or less ineluctably.