TWO STEPS FOR­WARD, ONE SIDE­WAYS

HIS­TORY'S ETER­NAL MARCH

Foreword Reviews - - Contents - by Rachel Ja­gareski

As stu­dents of his­tory know full well, hu­man progress does not go for­ward in a steady arc—it zigs, zags, lurches side­ways and even swerves back­wards in the march of civ­i­liza­tion. As these eight books doc­u­ment, much of hu­man his­tory is stained through with in­hu­mane events, in­clud­ing the dan­ger­ous courts of El­iz­a­bethan Eng­land, the Hun­gar­ian Holo­caust, an­cient Ar­me­nia, Bri­tish-soviet es­pi­onage, and the Pu­ri­tan Mas­sachusetts Bay Colony. To bet­ter un­der­stand the un­der­pin­nings of our in­creas­ingly po­lar­ized and trib­al­ized world, choose any one of these projects and per­haps help get hu­man­ity back on track.

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