ALP 10, Hour 4
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“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it” believes author and philosopher Edmund Burke. It is simply common knowledge that history is the study of the past. Without familiarity of previous facts, the people that make up the world will never fully understand each other. As historian William McNeill emphasizes, “[history] can both make us wiser in our public choices and more richly human in our private lives”. Young and uninformed people should study history to better understand different cultures, maintain education with world politics, and it is also imperative for every person to know their own specific national history.
To begin with, history helps people all over the world understand each other more efficient. As said by author William H. McNeill, “every sort of human group has its own history”. It is specifically critical to know the background of other countries in today’s society with all the international communications the world has together. A lot of things that humans eat, listen to, watch, etc. is influenced by a certain culture’s history different from their own. Without the knowledge of why or how these things came to be, the global population would not interact well. In sum, society should study history to help gain knowledge of different cultures to help better understand their lives.
Next, history should be studied to continue education with global politics. Online website EconomyWatch.com states “globalization of world politics has an important role to play in maintaining sound and healthy relation among worldwide countries, to preserve international peace and harmony”. Since the world has so many international communications with each other, as stated before, it is important to know the background of different countries in order to conserve international relations. With all the different political debates/interactions countries have...
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