Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Sep 112014
 

Two hundred years ago to call a man a poet implied that he was a god; today it implies that he is a fool.

Aug 282014
 

The archetype of the modern intellectual is not the dry specialist, as the nineteenth century foresaw, but the interdisciplinary huckster.

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.