Thursday, March 01, 2007

Arthur Schlesinger, historian, dies at 89

One of America's cannonical historians and among the most famous of his time, died last night of a heart attack. The New York Times has a very nice front page story here. The piece in the LA Times is also very good.

“Problems will always torment us,” he wrote, “because all important problems are insoluble: that is why they are important. The good comes from the continuing struggle to try and solve them, not from the vain hope of their solution.”