The first lesson of philosophy is that we may all be mistaken. Will Durant
Durant, along with his wife Ariel, wrote The Story of Civilization. It’s eleven volumes and over a million words. (I only made it through the first volume and half of the second.) The good news is that they summarized it into a 100 page book entitled, The Lessons of History. I’ve managed to read that several times. They also conclude that “Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.” Sounds about right.