Friday, March 02, 2007

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. R.I.P.

This is a blog about the future. I am an historian.

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.

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