Learning From History

“History repeats itself because no one was listening the first time.”

Anonymous

The Roper Report

When it comes to ‘ the lessons of history ‘ there are doubtless many things we could aspire to learn.

Some of those would be more practically useful, in terms of contributing to the normal and decent functioning of well-meaning societies than others.

Here, some quotes are presented showing how some observers express disillusionment about Humanity’s all-too-frequent failure to learn worthwhile lessons from history!

The last few quotations, on the other hand, show an appreciation that deeply important lessons about Human Existence can be learnt from the study of History.

Our overview of the possible lessons of history may not so much explicitly focus importance on the broader range of past mistakes of history, of which there are many, as learning useful lessons about – The Human Condition AND Social Change.

This can show, through cautionary examples, how past mistakes have arisen from time to time disrupting the normal and…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

70 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.