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‘Where are we going?’: Against the lessons of history

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/where_are_we_going_against_the_lessons_of_history

It is an oft-repeated cliché of the Holocaust that “those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” That statement — first made by Edmund Burke and usually attributed to George Santayana, who wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — is too simple a truism.

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