I’ve been wary in the past about submitting podcasts as blogs because I know its a time investment but I do listen to a lot of them myself and there are episodes every so often that are simply too fantastic not to put out there in the hopes that someone might possibly get inspired by (or be bored enough to listen to), something like this talk on History. [link]

“Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919 and Nixon in China, and warden of St. Antonys College, Oxford, delivers this years Trinity College Larkin-Stuart Lectures.” — from the website

The Cliff-notes version is that Ms. MacMillan sees history as increasingly common in contemporary western society (since the end of the cold war) but she feels troubled at the sort of “faith-based” style with which western leaders seem to use history — in the same way they use religion — to validate their causes.

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