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Past and Present : To Learn from HistoryAutor: Michael Burleigh, Niall Ferguson, Dr. Rob Johnson, Jonathan Fenby, Nathan Shachar, Iain Martin, Karin Svanborg-Sjövall, Erica Benner, Brendan Simms, Rana Mitter, Elisabeth Kendall, Maurizio Viroli, Janne Haaland Matláry, Calder Walton, Yu Jie, Kori Schake, Peter Ricketts, Philip Bobitt, Gudrun Persson, Vernon Bogdanor, Josef Joffe, John Bew, Fraser Nelson, Andrew Monaghan, Emma Sky, Christopher Coker, Cory J. Clark E-book
History, the collective experience of Mankind, teaches us about the present and the future. How do we look at events of the past? Do they help to solve our present political or economical conditions and conflicts?
The essays in this anthology derive from the Engelsberg Seminar in 2019 that dealt with these questions. From perspectives as varied as the History of Ideas, Evolutionary Psychology, and Ideologies – amongst others – the writers apply history to today’s concerns such as International Relations, Geopolitics, Economics, and the role of the individual and human nature in history. Perhaps it is only through applied history that we can find our way forward.