We Are Living in Historic Times. Or Are We?

Some events go unnoticed and some are inflated. Research shows how hard it is to say what will make history.

Bloomberg Opinion
Jun 14 · 4 min read
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By Cass R. Sunstein

If we are living through historic events, would we know?

In 1965, Arthur Danto, a philosopher at Columbia University, argued that it is…

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