63 mins watch time
Posted December 2020
History, Art and Culture
The events of 2020 have upturned the order of the world, and the medical, economic and political crises we face will not fade quietly as the new year begins.
Though so much of the present moment feels strange and unprecedented, there is wisdom in heeding to George Santayana’s famous proverb that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
To help ensure that we do not fall foul of the prophecy, Simon Schama shares his insights into the past and near future.