Thank you for the acknowledgment. But you are right in questioning what value that has going forward beyond the value of understanding history as a topic.
All of that is part of the old order and old paradigm that is collapsing quickly around us. My generation will be marked by the ‘bad half’. I expect many o them will need to be forced out into their own small nation state simply to protect the rest of us as we move forward.
We are in the middle of a major break in human history. The outcome of that depends on whether we can overcome the lure of the past and our old well known mistakes. The planet needs help and we have reached technology levels and population levels that require us to act very differently than in the past.