Historian Jeffrey Sikkenga on why history matters now more than ever

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The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the White House to pay respect to Pope John Paull II, Saturday, April 2, 2005, in Washington. Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history’s most-traveled pope, died Saturday night, April 2, 2005, in his Vatican apartment. He was 84. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Historian Jeffrey Sikkenga is the executive director of the Ashbrook Center and professor of political science at Ashland University. He joins Rollye James to talk about why studying U.S. history is important in modern times.

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