WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM HISTORY?
Here's your very simple answer America....
TRASH MY DREAMS & I'LL TRASH YOURS.
Have a nice day America.
April 22nd, 2009 9:00 am ET
Prof. Quest ...History repeats the good and evil of technology... the fundamentals we studied in school...."Energy can neither be created nor can be destroyed"....but converting to the new eco electric car's....but will this ever solve the problem? I don't think so because you need electricity to charge the battery and electricity needs coal,nuclear or fossil energy to turn the turbines and....so on we will keep decorating the planet with carbon...not on the streets but at the power generating station.
History teaches us to be Greedy and this will be die-hard solution forever, even if we don't have needle to stitch the empty pockets....no pennies too. But will the Bankers, Developers, Realtor. Mass production factories and destroyers of this Planet ever learn the geography?
April 22nd, 2009 9:31 am ET
Some do's and don'ts. Especially when in a similar situation that occurred before. Also, it gives us "roots". who we are, where we cam from, etc.
Shahid Sarwar - Bangladesh
April 22nd, 2009 11:56 am ET
History ?? The memories are not sweet – Wars, Genocides, Crimes, etc etc. Turning back to History leaves you imagining in what kind of a human race you are....
April 22nd, 2009 2:00 pm ET
Dear Mr. Quest first i have to say that i watch your programme everyday, about the question of history, i might say that we could learn almost everything from history. I think history repeats itself over and over again. Most things that we see today has happened earlier in some sort of similar form.
So i think if some one looks back at events of the past , he or she can learn somethings that will work in the to the betterment of their future
Michael C. McHugh
April 22nd, 2009 3:12 pm ET
Way back when I was young and just starting college, I learned that there were cycles and waves in history–economic and political cycles. For example, in American political history, we have a period of liberal reform every 30-40 years, perhaps just because of generational shifts. I think it's something we inherited from Britain, as did Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and probably other places that were once in the British Empire. I know we're having a Reform wave right now, and it will last at least 8-12 years.
This is not to say there is no progress in history, no cumulative process of gradual improvement. If you look at the last 100 years in science and medicine there has been astonishing progress. Even in that type of thing, I believe there is also a cyclical process at work before new ideas and inventions are accepted, they first have to overturn old, established ideas and ways of doing things.
April 22nd, 2009 3:23 pm ET
There was a begining ,days of glory and brutal end to every great civilization.
April 23rd, 2009 9:04 am ET
WHAT ELSE CAN WE LEARN FROM HISTORY?
I can only grant IMMORTALITY to FRIENDS.
Whatever happened to America being IN The Brotherhood of Man aka ISLAM?
YOU SURE BLEW THAT ONE AMERICA!
As I said, I can only grant IMMORTALITY to FRIENDS.
Do you still trust Purgatory?
Do you still trust demons?
Boy! Do those demons have a MASSIVE chip on their shoulder!
Dare I invite America into the Brotherhood of Man now?
Dare YOU pray for MIRACLES? Perhaps!
Have yet another nice day America.
April 23rd, 2009 3:36 pm ET
HISTORY TAUGHT US THIS SERIOUS LESSON....
IF AMERICA DOESN'T WANT THE FRIENDSHIP TICKET – THEN AMERICA DOESN'T GET THE FRIENDSHIP TICKET.
QUIT TRUSTING PURGATORY OR I TRASH YOUR DREAMS TOO.
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