Friday, March 30, 2018


Lack of Interest in History

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, ed. Charles Harding Firth, Vol. III (London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1914), p. 1526 (from Chapter XII, on the Siege of Londonderry):
A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.

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