Monthly Archives: May 2014

If History is Useful for Anything – 4 Individuals

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference,” Jane Goodall We’ve arrived at the smallest people group to which we can try to apply Toynbee’s Arguments: You and Me – as Individuals. Can … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 3 ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous Having attempted to give some definition to the four various types of Networks for this inquiry, we can now see if Toynbee’s arguments are applicable to people groups … Continue reading

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Family, Clans, Tribes, and other Social ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous In working my way down the sequence from civilizations to trying ultimately to apply Toynbee’s arguments to the individual, the next post was to see if Toynbee’s arguments … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 2: Organizations

I lost a month. It was around here just a minute ago; at least it seemed like a minute ago. I set it down on my desk and suddenly it was buried under a pile of Life. Apparently, this is … Continue reading

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