Nowhere is this more obvious than in today’s Middle East. A place where today's troubles are often the result of yesterday folly.
Might it have been different, if a century ago the British had listened to T.E. Lawrence, the man popularized in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.
Journalist and author Scott Anderson, lays out the reality of those events that might have changed the world in his book Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
My conversation with Scott Anderson: