Why don"t we learn from history?
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Why don"t we learn from history? by Basil Henry Liddell Hart

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Published by Allen and Unwin in London .
Written in English


  • History -- Philosophy

Book details:

LC ClassificationsD16.9 .L44 1972b
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5102023M
ISBN 10004900025X
LC Control Number74174108

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A great summation of lessons from history (mostly military, some political). It could use more examples in places, but I don't know a better book for the subject, certainly not in as short a volume/5(61).   He summarized the many lessons in his writings in a little book called Why Don’t We Learn from History?. The book is meant as a summary of the history of warfare, but it’s much more than that. It’s easily translatable to lessons on life, business, and investing. According to Gidi Grinstein, B.H. Liddell Hart's, "Why Don't We Learn From History?" is the greatest book on the subject of the relationship between the political and the military leaderships. The book attempts to frame the the reasons why nations pay a heavy price due to their inability to learn from the past.   Why Historical Memory Fails Us Again and Again - Pacific Standard. The kind of monuments that make Americans feel good about ourselves can also prevent us from reckoning properly with our history. When we ask images and monuments to bear the burden of our conscience, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the : Patrick Nathan.

The generation of politicians and military leaders in Europe of were well-versed in history. Most were graduates of schools and universities that focused on Greek and Latin and the study of Author: JR Fears. We do not learn from History because we are educated from utopias and theories of how the world should be, instead of what was real life, experienced by the actual people of the past ; our schooling is abstract, ideology-biased and irrelevant, full of artificial, dry, high-level explanations of "processes" with no connection to our person-size life, feelings, understanding and concerns.   Buy Why Don't We Learn from History? by Liddell Hart, B. H., Laurén, Giles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(53). Leaders have plenty of trouble learning from the lessons of history. Maybe it’s because business and political leaders are supposed to be looking forward. As Warren Buffet once said, “it’s more.

is a platform for academics to share research papers.   What we learn from history depends entirely on how we do it. —James J. Sheehan (Stanford Univ.) is president of the AHA. *I am grateful to Jeffrey Herf for sharing with me his article, "Historical Fiction," which appeared in the New Republic Online (Novem ).   Why is African history not taught in schools in the U.S? Well, first of all, it is taught, but it gets very minimal coverage. So what I’m really answering here is, why does Africa get short shrift in history classes in the United States? Two majo.   'Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.' The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original Author: Nicholas Clairmont.