- Carlyle’s first name was Thomas.
- The “Great Man” theory of history has fallen out of favor in the last century or so. Maybe because of the ever-increasing ability for the ‘average’ person to make his/her voice heard.
- Great leaps in making communication available to more people tend to go hand-in-hand with revolutions. That can be good or bad.
- Military history is necessarily mostly filled with the names of kings and generals–commanders, in other words. I’m not complaining about this; it makes sense that it would be this way. What I am saying is that, until relatively recently in historical terms, that was about all we had to go on.