more from Yuval Noah Harari

Single Idea 20675

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / d. Study of history]

Full Idea

A distinguishing mark of history is that the better you know a historical period, the harder it becomes to explain why things happened one way and not another.

Gist of Idea

The more you know about history, the harder it becomes to explain


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 13 'Hindsight')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.266

A Reaction

Presumaby that means it resembles statistics. Each individual reading is perplexing, but some patterns emerge on the large scale.