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Herodotus may be an old white guy—but he's the daddy, says Timothy Garton Ash

A leading thinker recommends five books about his or her field of interest. This month, the topic is the History of the Present, with books chosen by historian and journalist Timothy Garton Ash.

The Histories Herodotus

Herodotus was, in a way, a historian of the present. He is the father of us all. Herodotus is really the first one who goes around with his eyes and ears and notebook open, recording…

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