Fernand Braudel in his chapter “History and the Social Sciences”, Braudel argues that all social sciences are connect and for the most part refuse to acknowledge this and take advantage. Instead the different fields fiercely compete against one another to increase in importance and make advances. As this is going on History is falling out of the spot light and decreasing in importance. This competition can lead to more advances but also is extremely detrimental to each field and Social Science has a whole. Braudel argues through observations of the different fields and observations on how History and different time spans are related that the fields need to come together as one productive whole.