Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I was repeatedly told, when I was an undergraduate, that we could learn nothing from history. This was a recurrent feature of the Oxford history faculty back in the 1980s. Oh, no, how vulgar, only journalists do that. We are far too grand to learn from history. What a kind of petty bourgeois thing to want to do.
— Niall Ferguson, in a conversation with Will Self

Well, I feel a little bit vindicated by the Oxford history faculty from the 1980s.

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    O M G 🤦

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