Historical Thinking in the Age of Trump

Lecture Description

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the importance of historical thinking in a democratic society. I will focus on the place of historical skills such evidence-based arguments, empathy, truth-seeking, and humility, and how these practices and virtues are essential to the success of American democracy. Much of the material will be adapted from my 2013 book “Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.”

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Politics Theory and Methodology

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