A Passionate Project
Bruce Thatcher became frustrated as America’s leaders repeatedly acted contrary to historical wisdom. He winced as they rarely
seemed to hear what history speaks but, instead, put forth as new public policy historically-discredited approaches to almost
every problem faced by our nation.
So, after retirement from a long business career, he decided to do something about it.
He established History Speaks Today, a
project dedicated to sharing lessons learned from history, accomplishments and failures.
He hopes policy makers will incorporate such historical insights into their approaches to current affairs.
Practical Lessons For Today
Experience – ours and others' – can give us insights for practical living. The experience of others is called history. Learning and
then applying history’s lessons is political science.
History is not generally taught as practical lessons for today. History courses usually focus on a
country or an area or a personality and march through a specific period in chronological fashion.
Who, what, when, where, and sometimes why are covered, but so what is rarely considered. Practical lessons to
guide us today are not articulated.
History Speaks Today, urges educators to teach history and political science in a new way, focused on practical applications for today.