To understand the politics of today we must understand the politics of yesterday.
This week we learned about the crusades. I knew some basic stuff but you sure do get an education while educating your children. Too often the Western world seems to forget, or never learn, what happened before we were here. Our children learn state history and US history but what about the rest of it? The rest of the world knows their history and so should we.
Cicero said that to know nothing of the history before you were born is to forever remain a child.