The fierce colors of autumn are almost history, which puts me in mind of something else that seems to be disappearing. History, itself. It's fallen out of favor, apparently. Even the History Channel doesn't do much history. Sure, there is a hard core of writers pushing out books on wars and presidents, but there is a distinct lack of the subject in popular culture and the media. If it didn't happen last night, we're not too interested. This is unfortunate, because we know what they say about what happens to those who forget history. Or maybe we have forgotten that too.