History: On learning from and writing history

Each written history has its own viewpoint, but which is correct and why?

Is it the big men that make the big movements of history or the other way around?

Are those who don't learn from history really condemned to repeat it?

Lots of questions but are there answers?

Discussions should be conducted without fondness for dispute or desire for victory -Ben Franklin

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Durants' The Lessons of History3 unread / 3eschator83, April 23
Historian says Trump will win7 unread / 7Atefeh.Momeni, December 2020
The Different Schools of Historiography: A Reference10 unread / 10Piedmont_Trails, December 2020
2016 US Presidential Election Predictions60 unread / 60varielle, August 2020
Silk Road2 unread / 2DinadansFriend, January 2019
If you could ask/tell an historical figure one thing ...32 unread / 32DinadansFriend, November 2018
Vietnam War38 unread / 38DinadansFriend, September 2017
Donald the Unready - some light relief21 unread / 21DinadansFriend, September 2017
Mantel on writing historical fiction1 unread / 1dajashby, June 2017
Historical Antecedents of Trump111 unread / 111LolaWalser, February 2017
Philosophy of History14 unread / 14danharness, January 2017
Unstable great power groupings, how dangerous.5 unread / 5dajashby, January 2017
The future of the Republicans post Trump.4 unread / 4manzikertca, January 2017
The need to study history6 unread / 6vy0123, December 2016
When did the 2016 presidential campaign become too tense to post about?86 unread / 86dajashby, December 2016
They came before Columbus29 unread / 29stellarexplorer, December 2016
Seeking Recommendation: The Role of Civil Servants in Authoritarian States6 unread / 6DinadansFriend, November 2016
Why hasn’t Urquhart posted ?6 unread / 6brianjungwi, November 2016
Alternate Histories6 unread / 6BruceCoulson, October 2016
Trump vs. Hitler and Mussolini36 unread / 36DinadansFriend, October 2016
Gingrich & Trump2 unread / 2DinadansFriend, September 2016
Big Data and high-powered computer simulation and modeling in politically perilous times3 unread / 3DinadansFriend, September 2016
People & events ignored in the teaching of history32 unread / 32DinadansFriend, September 2016
Hillary Clinton and Lyndon Johnson parallels and effectiveness2 unread / 2triciareads55, September 2016
Will the Bernie people stay in the Democratic Party and move it leftward?18 unread / 18DinadansFriend, August 2016
OMG the Brexit!28 unread / 28timspalding, July 2016
Daily News and History Part II177 unread / 177vy0123, June 2016
Just the men: Grant vs. Lee20 unread / 20DinadansFriend, June 2016
Historical Photos In Color II2 unread / 2JerryMmm, June 2016
Sherman and South Carolina11 unread / 11DinadansFriend, June 2016
Road construction→ Next (?) Miles : Forks in the Political Road(s) Ahead15 unread / 15proximity1, June 2016
Would a Bernie Sanders backer vote for Trump?12 unread / 12proximity1, June 2016
Major announcement!!!3 unread / 3carmody, June 2016
zachary-taylor-killed-whigs-political-party2 unread / 2Muscogulus, June 2016
Why study or read history?16 unread / 16Phlegethon99, June 2016
Memorial Day11 unread / 11Urquhart, June 2016
Donald Trump is unprecedented5 unread / 5March-Hare, June 2016
The Iliad isn't history15 unread / 15DinadansFriend, June 2016
Carpetbaggers of Roman Britain2 unread / 2DinadansFriend, June 2016
the-law-that-ripped-america-in-two-6 unread / 6chagonz, May 2016
Big History Course Online8 unread / 8richardbsmith, May 2016
The Paris terrorist attacks36 unread / 36BruceCoulson, May 2016
Sykes-Picot1 unread / 1Urquhart, May 2016
egypts-sunken-cities1 unread / 1Urquhart, May 2016
American Exceptionalism41 unread / 41Phlegethon99, May 2016
Real Clear History2 unread / 2carmody, May 2016
America (The USA) and education, prisons, and war2 unread / 2DinadansFriend, May 2016
History and 1000 year old music1 unread / 1Urquhart, April 2016
America's Greatest Time In History16 unread / 16Urquhart, April 2016
The history and future of work11 unread / 11dajashby, April 2016
Panama and history1 unread / 1Urquhart, April 2016
Electing Presidents in America17 unread / 17DinadansFriend, April 2016
The Age of…8 unread / 8TLCrawford, April 2016
The Republican Party: Past, Present, Future6 unread / 6TLCrawford, March 2016
History and Presidents' Day3 unread / 3BruceCoulson, February 2016
NYT on Progress in history2 unread / 2Muscogulus, February 2016
American History and Originalism1 unread / 1Urquhart, February 2016
Lincoln1 unread / 1Urquhart, February 2016
Obama, guns, and history23 unread / 23DinadansFriend, January 2016
American Exceptionalism16 unread / 16Muscogulus, January 2016
201610 unread / 10DinadansFriend, January 2016
America and socialism: past and present57 unread / 57chagonz, January 2016
Happy New Year3 unread / 3LamSon, January 2016
Trump's View of History: Making America Great Again15 unread / 15vy0123, December 2015
The Snowden Affair22 unread / 22vy0123, December 2015
Donald Trump: the clown prince or the triumph of the Know-Nothings25 unread / 25stellarexplorer, December 2015
December 7, 19415 unread / 5vy0123, December 2015
The serious solution to the middle east problems9 unread / 9khanPrasad123, December 2015
Newsroom season 1 episode 107 unread / 7Muscogulus, December 2015
The Wikileaks Files10 unread / 10Muscogulus, December 2015
The history of the war in Syria3 unread / 3JerryMmm, November 2015
Greek austerity: a new version of the 1919 Versailles Treaty?66 unread / 66DinadansFriend, November 2015
Kissinger8 unread / 8chagonz, November 2015
History as podcast3 unread / 3Muscogulus, November 2015
November reading6 unread / 6vy0123, November 2015
Veterans Day7 unread / 7JerryMmm, November 2015
King Tut1 unread / 1Urquhart, November 2015
Witches in America12 unread / 12Muscogulus, November 2015
The Canadian Election24 unread / 24TLCrawford, November 2015
America as oligarchy24 unread / 24JerryMmm, November 2015
Sarah Palin Donald Trump Interview51 unread / 51chagonz, November 2015
Economic history of the U.S.3 unread / 3DinadansFriend, October 2015
Is history repeating itself in Iraq and Afghanistan?7 unread / 7TLCrawford, October 2015
How Texas Teaches History8 unread / 8DinadansFriend, October 2015
Joe Biden and History7 unread / 7Urquhart, October 2015
WWII, Japan, the US and torture2 unread / 2BruceCoulson, October 2015
History in pictures...5 unread / 5Muscogulus, October 2015
Slavery-past and present2 unread / 2Muscogulus, October 2015
America's Problem With Blacks1 unread / 1Urquhart, October 2015
Remarkable revision of the story of the dispersal from Africa1 unread / 1stellarexplorer, October 2015
Why ancient Rome still matters3 unread / 3DinadansFriend, October 2015
An historical trend in the U.S. today...2 unread / 2Urquhart, September 2015
World War II6 unread / 6Urquhart, September 2015
Friars, saints, and facts1 unread / 1Urquhart, September 2015
Bombs past, present and future...2 unread / 2Muscogulus, September 2015
The Birth of Islam, has Holland got it right?11 unread / 11Muscogulus, September 2015
Homo Naledi: new homonid finds21 unread / 21stellarexplorer, September 2015
History, Hitler, and Global Warming5 unread / 5dajashby, September 2015
History and Flags72 unread / 72DinadansFriend, September 2015
Living History?17 unread / 17vy0123, September 2015
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