April 22nd, 2009
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  1. Dave Dawson

    WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM HISTORY?
    Here's your very simple answer America....
    TRASH MY DREAMS & I'LL TRASH YOURS.
    Have a nice day America.
    http://www.twitter.com/davedawsonuk

    April 22, 2009 at 8:37 am |
  2. Peter Vaz

    Prof. Quest ...History repeats the good and evil of technology... the fundamentals we studied in school...."Energy can neither be created nor can be destroyed"....but converting to the new eco electric car's....but will this ever solve the problem? I don't think so because you need electricity to charge the battery and electricity needs coal,nuclear or fossil energy to turn the turbines and....so on we will keep decorating the planet with carbon...not on the streets but at the power generating station.

    History teaches us to be Greedy and this will be die-hard solution forever, even if we don't have needle to stitch the empty pockets....no pennies too. But will the Bankers, Developers, Realtor. Mass production factories and destroyers of this Planet ever learn the geography?

    April 22, 2009 at 9:00 am |
  3. Vic Benedicto

    Some do's and don'ts. Especially when in a similar situation that occurred before. Also, it gives us "roots". who we are, where we cam from, etc.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  4. Shahid Sarwar - Bangladesh

    History ?? The memories are not sweet – Wars, Genocides, Crimes, etc etc. Turning back to History leaves you imagining in what kind of a human race you are....

    April 22, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  5. Mano Mudunkotuwa

    Dear Mr. Quest first i have to say that i watch your programme everyday, about the question of history, i might say that we could learn almost everything from history. I think history repeats itself over and over again. Most things that we see today has happened earlier in some sort of similar form.
    So i think if some one looks back at events of the past , he or she can learn somethings that will work in the to the betterment of their future

    April 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  6. Michael C. McHugh

    Way back when I was young and just starting college, I learned that there were cycles and waves in history–economic and political cycles. For example, in American political history, we have a period of liberal reform every 30-40 years, perhaps just because of generational shifts. I think it's something we inherited from Britain, as did Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and probably other places that were once in the British Empire. I know we're having a Reform wave right now, and it will last at least 8-12 years.

    This is not to say there is no progress in history, no cumulative process of gradual improvement. If you look at the last 100 years in science and medicine there has been astonishing progress. Even in that type of thing, I believe there is also a cyclical process at work before new ideas and inventions are accepted, they first have to overturn old, established ideas and ways of doing things.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  7. creek

    There was a begining ,days of glory and brutal end to every great civilization.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  8. Dave Dawson

    WHAT ELSE CAN WE LEARN FROM HISTORY?
    I can only grant IMMORTALITY to FRIENDS.
    Whatever happened to America being IN The Brotherhood of Man aka ISLAM?
    YOU SURE BLEW THAT ONE AMERICA!
    As I said, I can only grant IMMORTALITY to FRIENDS.
    Do you still trust Purgatory?
    Do you still trust demons?
    Boy! Do those demons have a MASSIVE chip on their shoulder!
    Dare I invite America into the Brotherhood of Man now?
    Dare YOU pray for MIRACLES? Perhaps!
    Have yet another nice day America.
    Regards,
    http://www.twitter.com/davedawsonuk

    April 23, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  9. Dave Dawson

    HISTORY TAUGHT US THIS SERIOUS LESSON....

    IF AMERICA DOESN'T WANT THE FRIENDSHIP TICKET – THEN AMERICA DOESN'T GET THE FRIENDSHIP TICKET.
    QUIT TRUSTING PURGATORY OR I TRASH YOUR DREAMS TOO.

    Regards,
    http://www.twitter.com/davedawsonuk

    April 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  10. GooliAloste

    Good page. Hope to visit once more...

    May 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

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