Latimer House Newsletter

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“The past is never dead; it’s not even past.”
William Faulkner

February Excerpts

“History gives answers only to those who know how to ask questions.”

Hajo Halborn

“Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

George Orwell

December 2023

“History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read.  And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past.  On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin

November 2023

“If you don’t know history, it’s as if you were born yesterday. If you were born yesterday then any leader can tell you anything.”
Howard Zinn

October 2023

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

Hermann Hesse

September 2023 Excerpts

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
– Mark Twain

“It’s not a museum. It’s not a place of artifacts; it’s a place of ideas “
– Jeanie Kahnke

August 2023 Excerpts

One age cannot be completely understood if all the others are not understood. The song of history can only be sung as a whole.” Jose Ortega y Gasset

“History is a race between education and catastrophe.” H.G. Wells

“Historic preservation is not a luxury; it is a critical component of sustainable development, promoting economic, social, and environmental vitality.”

John H. Stubbs