David Armitage

David Armitage is the Lloyd C Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University. His latest book is The History Manifesto (2014), co-authored with Jo Guldi.

Written by David Armitage

Landing stage at Salacak, Istanbul, 1968. Photo by Ara Guler/Magnum Photos

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Information and communication
Bonfire of the humanities

Public debate is afflicted by short-term thinking – how did history abdicate its role of inspiring the longer view?

David Armitage & Jo Guldi