Wish I'd said that - December 15, 2016

"The demand for 'relevance' in what is studied has its lazy, philistine and intolerant sides. But relevance has always been sought by readers if not (for good reason) by writers of history, for without a knowledge of his links to the past man is a social amnesiac, intellectually and therefore to some extent emotionally rootless." J.R. Hale Renaissance Europe 1480-1520