The Use and Abuse of National History and the National Poet [chapter]

The Public Value of the Humanities  
To be sure, we need history. But we need it in a manner different from the way in which the spoilt idler in the garden of knowledge uses it, no matter how elegantly he may look down on our coarse and graceless needs and distresses. That is, we need it for life and for action, not for a comfortable turning away from life and from action or for merely glossing over the egotistical life and the cowardly bad act. We wish to serve history only insofar as it serves living. (Nietzsche 2010)
more » ... British? On 20 February 2008, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a speech on 'Managed Migration and Earned Citizenship' that:
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