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Mistaking the lessons — 2 Comments

  1. Either way history does tend to repeat and depending upon who’s affected by either submission or rebellion the West at least reacts very differently. It seems there’s been a cultural shift in invation and subugation to the east that would not be tolerated in Europe today yet Europe and America are complicit. Maybe you’re right, maybe we are incapable of learning from past mistakes. I wonder if we’re capable of learning from the good things history teaches us as well?

  2. I think Western policy is often based on false premises – they assume what worked in one place will work in another, and it is having painful consequences.

    I think the best thing that history teaches us is the indomitability of the human spirit – I read Primo Levi’s books and was awestruck at the man behind the story.

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