How Will Future Historians See Us?

12/08/2011 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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