Durant Will - The Lessons of History


Author : Durant Will - Durant Ariel
Title : The Lessons of History
Year : 1968

Link download : Durant_Will_-_The_Lessons_of_History.zip

This postlude needs little preface. After finishing The Story of Civilization to 1789, we reread the ten volumes with a view to issuing a revised edition that would correct many errors of omission, fact, or print. In that process we made note of events and comments that might illuminate present affairs, future probabilities, the nature of man, and the conduct of states. (The references, in the text, to various volumes of the Story are offered not as authorities but as instances or elucidations so come upon.) We tried to defer our conclusions until we had completed our survey of the narrative, but doubtless our preformed opinions influenced our selection of illustrative material. The following essay is the result. It repeats many ideas that we, or others before us, have already expressed; our aim is not originality but inclusiveness; we offer a survey of human experience, not a personal revelation. Here, as so often in the past, we must gratefully acknowledge the help and counsel given us by our daughter Ethel. WILL AND ARIEL DURANT. ...

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