TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE SIDEWAYS
HISTORY'S ETERNAL MARCH
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.