Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why study history?

The terror attack in Belgium reminds me how important it is to know history. As a teacher I am asked all the time why should we study history? We need to study history in order to learn what works and what doesn't work. The terror attack in Belgium is nothing new. Terror attacks have not only occurred over the last couple of decades, but have also occurred over the last century or two. History teaches us that the best way to defend against terror attacks is to first deter them, and then route out the evil and destroy it. Any other course of action leads to failure. At least, that is what I believe history teaches us. Just look at Israel and how it has dealt with terror. First they deter, then the route out evil and destroy it.

What do you think?