Does history end?
hroughout the ages, history’s properties have been fiercely contested; for some it is a scalar quality, an unstructured sequence of events occurring without direction or purpose. For others, such as Hegel, it is a vector force progressing towards a golden Messianic Age of universal peace and prosperity. Then again for others it is simply an advancement towards the long-anticipated apocalypse. With varying interpretations of what constitutes history, there are also varying interpretations of where it ends. To answer this question one must begin by defining history, an elusive concept in spite of the endeavours of such luminaries as Hegel, Aristotle and Marx. Once defined, history’s logical endpoint becomes apparent.