“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography.
History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are.
Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.” – A Great and Mighty Walk, 1996