The obscurest epoch is today.

Sep 272017

Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.

Sep 222017

It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.

Sep 132017

We ought to think of the present as if it were the past; instead we think of the past as if it were the present.

Aug 302017

Theories of history owe their enduring popularity to the difficulty of perceiving accident in accomplished fact.

Jul 102017

Fiction is more confining than history, for fiction must be plausible, while history need only be real.

Jun 282017

Cultural epochs used to last for centuries, then generations, then decades, now a year or two, and soon it will be fifteen minutes.

Jun 052017

The list of people who achieve posthumous fame after a lifetime of obscurity is short, and will not include you.