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You and your kids are learning a much larger history than I did as a child. "History" was once considered to consist exclusively of written records. The idea was that we could only know what happened in the past from the observations of someone who saw the past happen, and the only way to know that was if the observer wrote down what he knew. Thus, history was considered to start with... read more

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Miguel de Cervantes has had more influence on modern Spanish than any other writer. Even people who know no Spanish and never heard of Cervantes will sometimes talk about "tilting at windmills," meaning to try to do something impossible and fail spectacularly. The phrase comes from Cervantes's famous novel Don Quixote, where the crazy main character thinks he is a knight-errant and attacks... read more