Thursday, 16 June 2011

Down with History?

Here is a contentious American article (picked up by Andrew Sullivan in the Daily Beast) questioning the worth of studying History, believing that anyone with a basic reading comprehension can teach themselves the basics - maybe even through watching documentaries on TV! It goes on to compare the subject with art, which it believes is a "skill which requires careful instruction" and is a "more practical real world subject". What are your thoughts?

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