Bill Maher: "We Live in an Arrogant Society"

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Why Study History?
Why Study History?
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Every generation, none more than our own, suffers from a pernicious presentism—the sanctimoniously uncritical adherence to present-day attitudes, especially when interpreting the past.

How can we avoid the fallacy of judging a materially poorer past by the standards of an affluent and leisured present? Bill Maher and renowned historian Victor Davis Hanson make the case for why it's important to study history.

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