To many, studying history is an important pursuit, as understanding the past could hold important lessons for the future. But to others, this is pointless memorization of irrelevant names and dates. The debate persists: are those who don't learn from history doomed to repeat it?
History is important
History is important to understanding both our past and our present.
History helps us understand the present
By studying historical trends in culture and the economy, we can develop a better understanding of the present.