AnalysisRegional DirectoryEuropeFrom the Desk of George FriedmanUnited States The Battle for the Past Whoever defines the past controls the present and future. By George Friedman - July 16, 2019 7644 Whoever defines the past controls the present and future. This article is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Please login to continue reading Login Subscribe to Geopolitical Futures today and get: Unbiased analysis of global events Daily geopolitical briefing Annual and long-term forecasts to help you prepare for your future Subscription Options Join our free newsletter Join Now Learn more about geopolitics and receive free articles.