Embracing History's Lessons: What Every College Graduate Should Know

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Agreka Books, 2004 - History - 460 pages
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Surprisingly, few authors have attempted to delineate the "lessons" of history in a concise form where they can be easily examined, pondered, and evaluated -- in relation to each other. Reading history can be interesting, but learning its underlying lessons will empower you. History is a composite of influences of: environment, life forms, great men and women, the common person, class struggle, excesses of leaders, conspiracies, manipulation, modifying events (acts of nature, disease, and so forth), wars, religious movements, and political actions. It is also a useful exposi of human nature, cultural fusions, idea evolution, technological developments, and a flow of events. What you can expect to gain from this synthesis of knowledge of the ages: 1. What it means and takes to be educated. 2. What the requirements are for an optimal social system. 3. What constitutes overpopulation, and why the problem is so critical. 4. What constitutes the major sources of conflict and how related differences are best resolved. 5. How manipulative leaders control crowds and why you should avoid crowd contagion. 6. What the fundamental differences are in liberal versus conservative views of politics, education, and other aspects of social functioning. 7. What money is, its uses in the markets, and how it can free or enslave one. 8. Why fiat money and debt destroys nations. 9. What key factors influence decisions regarding belief. 10. Core lessons for helping steer one's life, nations, and world into the future. A work over twenty years in the writing, Jay Allgood has produced a masterful analysis drawn from the finest minds of history, and has synthesized material from hundreds of sources.

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