“It is very easy to put a country into combustion, when it possesses the elements of discord; but the difficulties of its re-organization are infinite”
From: Henderson, Timothy J. The Mexican Wars for Independence. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009.
“History, I like to think, is a larger way of looking at life. It is a source of strength, and inspiration. It is about who we are and what we stand for and is essential to our understanding of what our role should be in our time. History, as can’t be said too often, is human. It is about people, and they speak to us across the years.”
McCullough, David. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017). p. xii