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How Will Future Historians See Us?

2010s

Posted: 12/08/11 07:52 AM ET

Big Think:

What will historians say about our time 100 years from now? How will our world be remembered? According to Lawrence Summers, economist and former President of Harvard, a civilization's legacy has more to do with the work of its many teachers and thinkers -- artists, scientists, writer's, philosophers -- than with the elite few who hold positions of power in the political sphere.

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Filed by Evan Allis  |