The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.
– Ha-Joon Chang
I had this ‘War and Peace’ thing of wanting to experience war as a kind of incredible human enterprise. I even applied to Officer Candidate School. Then the practical side of me kicked in and I thought, ‘I really don’t want to get drafted.’ So I went down to the physical and checked every psychological disorder and drug on the medical history form.
– Harold Ramis
Students who are interested in learning about the environment should not be dissuaded from doing so, but only if they have proved their proficiency in other basic courses, such as U.S. history. Until then, we need to focus on producing well-educated citizens steeped in their country’s history and mindful of their civic responsibilities.
– George Nethercutt
The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known – almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid – and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism’s, Buddhism’s, Sufism’s rules.
– Huston Smith
Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
– Hans Haacke