History not all bunk
Most of the history I was taught at school was very dull, just endless facts about kings, queens, battles and dates. (Why did we have to "do the Tudors" so many times?) Nearly all of it was about British history. I was pleased to drop the subject as soon as I had the choice.
Now I am much more interested and I can see that there are many different versions of history depending on the sources and their interpretation. Articles and books on political subjects including human rights often help us to see the historical roots of problems in the present day. Being well-informed can give us more power.
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