By Thornton May
Futurist, Senior Advisor with GP, Executive Director & Dean - IT Leadership Academy
In front of the Preface of C. Vann Woodward’s masterwork, Origins of the New South: 1877-1913 historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee1 wrote:
"I remember watching the Diamond Jubilee procession [22 June 1897] myself as a small boy [he was born 14 April 1889]. I remember the atmosphere. It was: Well, here we are on the top of the world, and we have arrived at this peak to stay there – forever! There is, of course, a thing called history, but history is something unpleasant that happens to other people. We are comfortably outside all that."
History appears to be “happening” to banks and bankers.... Read more