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ABOUT

 "When our minds transfer to present occasions similar conditions from the past, we acquire a basis for estimating the future . . . and are helped to face coming events with confidence.”

Polybius, 3rd century BCE 

 History is should promote action. Refraction seeks to foster a space for creative engagement with past, present, and future broadly conceived, with the idea that history brings confidence and commitment to present efforts to shape a better future. Something better here should be said. 

 

editors

TREVOR GOWAN

TREVOR GOWAN

Trevor is a Communications Specialist at the United Nations.

FRANCIS RUSSO

FRANCIS RUSSO

Francis is a Ph.D. student in American History at the University of Pennsylvania.

ROHAN SHAH

ROHAN SHAH

Rohan is a Ph.D. student in International History at Columbia University.  

 

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