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What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

DECEMBER 2008: AS WE SEE IT by Jack Van Ens "Ignorance is bliss," we say. "What we don't know can't hurt us," we say. But historian David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, flipped these adages on their heads in a recent speech at the University of Denver. He warned, "What we don't know can hurt us," especially for those who regard history as series of boring past dates and events. Many speculators caught in the mortgage meltdown and…
Jack Van Ens
December 16, 2008