Simon Schama on History Lessons

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"History should sound less like newspaper editorials and more like poetry." In his lecture, Simon Schama illustrates with great passion what historians should accomplish to captivate the common reader, the student and the professional. For if we do not cherish our past, and pass on the chain of memory, we might encounter the cultural lobotomy presented in Orwell’s ’1984’. The Nexus Lecture is published in the Dutch journal 'Nexus 69, Gechiedenislessen’ and can be ordered at www.nexus-instituut.nl Simon Schama delivered the 22nd Nexus Lecture on 22 November 2014 at Tilburg University. Recorded by Jos de Putter Edited by Jos de Putter and Dieper Beeld

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