07 July 2008

History loops

There is nothing new under the sun, as witnessed by this headline:

No, it's not a fake - it's our much admired / much maligned leader of the democratic press, NYT.

Some wisenheimer said once that history moves in a spiral: what has been a tragedy returns later as comedy - or some words to that effect. Unfortunately, this bit of homemade wisdom is absolutely off target. History just mindlessly, as is the manner of humans, repeats the same tragedies again and again.

More in the article Prisoner Rehabilitated; Fifty Million Die by professor Barry Rubin of GLORIA Center.