If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
Woe unto the defeated,
whom history treads
into the dust.
~Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon
The historian lays humanity on the couch. ~Lynn White, Jr.
The theologian may indulge the pleasing task of describing Religion as she descended from Heaven, arrayed in her native purity. A more melancholy duty is imposed on the historian...