Tag Archives: History

Jason Roberts: History Helps Us Better Appreciate the Present

Does history still matter? Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, argues that history helps us better appreciate the advantages of modern society, from electricity to antibiotics. And, he adds, it allows today’s leaders – if they are smart enough to take the opportunity – to learn from the mistakes of the past.

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Robert J. Allison: "History Is Essential"

"History is more or less bunk," Henry Ford once observed, but Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University, begs to differ. History is essential in today’s rapidly changing world, he argues, because it lets us understand the dynamics of change – and why people act the way they do.

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Jason Roberts: History Shows That Great Leaders Can Still Emerge

In an era of 20-second sound bites and poll-driven decision-making, can great political leaders still come to the fore? Jason Roberts, instructor of History/Government at Quincy College, reminds us that throughout American history, strong leaders have stepped forward when the nation faced its most daunting challenges.

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