I was always close to the bottom of the class in history whilst at school (and since I left school for that matter), so I find this historical discourse covers a great deal of ground that for me puts much of the last two hundred years of history into a meaningful perspective.
Not only that, it brings perspective to both the geopolitical options and the nationalist/globalist dichotomy that the world faces in the present day - highly recommended.
"As it is a truth of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing dishonest and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion's getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves"
Some may think that this sentiment holds precisely true in today's world also.
All in all this article provides a compelling historical context to the events of today through which America is once again attempting to rediscover its soul - whilst the future of the world hangs in the balance.
An important message for today.