The obscurest epoch is today.

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.

Feb 122014

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