Experiencing some obviously historic events can be deflating in real time. We are living in interesting times and yet they are often more flattening than fascinating. Comparable events from the past, when read about in the future, come with extra knowledge and explanation. There's distance, depth, hindsight, and consequences. They seem worthy of serious study.
What's missing, judging by recent world events, is the random chaos, erratic drama, and lack of thinking through issues and learning from mistakes.
With the US in the grip of an impeachment drama, President Donald Trump's ad hoc style is creating problems as the