I'll make a shameless plug here for John's book, "The Past Not Taken."

I was instantly intrigued by the title, clearly "borrowed" from Frost's "The Road Not Taken."

The poem is a favorite of mine, and John's "revisionist" title was food for thought. In the book, we are forced to realize just how unreliable our perceptions of history really are. Rather than learn from history, we largely interpret it in whatever manner supports our current ideology. Today, our students are "taught" a history that is little more than myth. We are not advancing as a culture, we are disintegrating.

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Thanks for the plug!

Much of history depends on current fashion when the work's written, as Curtis showed in "Past Not Taken." It also depends on the market, what we can sell, rather than any objective facts.

And thanks again!

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