I know that usually whenever I write about history, I emphasize the necessity of not pressing our views on history. I also like to talk about respecting each time frame as an individual event with its own stories and people. However, having said that, the past can certainly prove to be a useful tool. In the following video, Dr. Fea of Messiah College goes into detail about searching for a usable past. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!