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Wisdom of History based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Fears' lecture series is superb. I enjoyed every moment of it and still find myself contemplating some of the questions he raises. What I like most about his approach is that he takes a consistent position in the form of a framework that teaches his audience to extend to other scenarios. For example, he often prompts thoughts about what makes a statesman distinct from a politician. The issue is complex, because even dictators we oppose can still be statesmen, even while the ends toward which they work are so opposed to our own interests. Fears has helped me know more about Alexander, Augustus, Jefferson, and Washington. He's also made me think differently about Lincoln, Napoleon, Stalin, and Mao.