Surprise, Surprise

You may recall that a week or so ago I wrote a post about the Hubble effect. I referred to the current European financial and economic crisis and the fact that we, as Americans, can use the situation to travel back to the 1780s and 1790s when the Constitutionally-based national union began. My point was to say that you can use current events to relive history, or to re-experience in the present something from history. Much like when the Hubble shows us in real-time the formation of stars and solar systems, though, in fact, they happened long ago.

Interestingly, just today, I’ve seen no less than three articles in three different publications that emphasize the prominence of Alexander Hamilton as a source of ideas and insights for many European and European Union leaders this week. Evidently, Hamilton is a popular reference for finding ways out of the current problem.

Surprise, surprise.