Alan E. Sears: Faulty navigators make life a guessing game

ADF President and General Counsel Alan E Sears at Townhall: That citizen must know where his country has been in order to understand where it is, and likewise must understand where it is in order to ascertain where it’s going. Thus, history is a crucial component to understanding. So crucial, in fact, that those who write and teach history should be considered navigators, for they show us the way by showing us where we’ve been.
Our problem is that we are surrounded by faulty navigators: by historians whose writings are warped by a sexual or political agenda, or by a bald unfamiliarity with the very topic on which they write.