The people at this blog, I think it’s fair to say, have respect for and a sense of history.
The lessons of history are important and it IS possible to present a reasonably unbiased take on things. One I read many years ago was a take on the American Presidents [up to Bush] and though I think the author was a Democrat, he could hardly have been accused of bias. Wish I could remember it – somewhere in this blog it’s quoted.
Sometimes, history can be quirky, as in this from Chuckles, on chocolate and when it was regarded as a medicine, even a drug.
Chocolate was the first of the three to enter the pharmaceutical annals in Europe via a medical essay published in Madrid in 1631: Curioso Tratado de la naturaleza y calidad del chocolate by Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma. Colmenero’s short treatise dates from the era when Spain was the main importer of chocolate.