The Mirage of the 'Right Side of History'
A Manichaean view of history impedes civilizational regeneration.
Abu Zayd Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn Khaldun al-Hadrami (commonly known as Ibn Khaldun) was born in 14th Century North Africa, in what today is known as Tunisia. He dedicated his life to teaching, scholarship, and synthesizing a grand theory of history from the knowledge he acquired in his travels. He would end up in the employ of imperial courts and…
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