~ WHY HISTORY MATTERS ~
"We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Fourth Inaugural Address, January 20, 1945
"What would constitute useful history? That which should teach us our duties and our rights, without appearing to teach them."
- Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary
"A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia." - David McCullough