Thursday, 23 August 2018

The meaning of history for present and future

The past is ‘incapsulated’ in the present and thus ‘lives on’: when one peels back the layers, one quickly realises that the present is nothing more than the accumulated decisions and actions of the past. History is ‘alive and active’ and stands ‘in the closest possible relation to practical life’.

Interesting article about the meaning and practical use of history, as an antidote to so much 'progressive' thinking which underestimates the enduring traits of the human being. It goes without saying that the meaning and importance of history is at the basis of any artistic endeavor in the present and future.

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