Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was one of America's most important historians. He died on February 28 at age 89.
Courtesy of the NYT, I found this Schlesinger quote, from a luncheon held in his honor in December:
"History is the best antidote to delusions of omnipotence and omniscience. [It forces] us to a recognition of the fact, so often and so sadly displayed, that the future outwits all our certainties."Well said, sir.