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How policy makers use history.

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October 10, 2017

29:00 Policymakers, if not by training, are generally by orientation political scientists and not historians ... we political scientistsread more

29:00 Policymakers, if not by training, are generally by orientation political scientists and not historians ... we political scientists and historians are often suspicious of each other because we have a fundamentally different understanding of the way the world works. Political scientists think that social and political life has patterns, and is repetitious. You will see the same thing over and over again. Historians think everything is complex and contingent, because it is. But political scientists are trying to see the similarities across human experience, because those are there too. close

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  • Alice Friend Senior Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies->International Security Program
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