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No doubt the same expression exists in many languages: "History repeats itself." It is undoubtedly true. A similar sentiment probably inspired George Santayana to observe: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Yet seldom does history repeat itself on its own anniversary. Recently we have had several examples of just that.

 

Nuclear crisis in Japan (March 2011), recalls a similar nuclear crisis at Three Mile Island in the USA (March thirty-two years ago).

 

America attacks Libya (19 March 2011), retells the American-led attack on Iraq (19 March eight years ago).

 

The West bombs Libya (2011), completes the circle of the very first bombing from the air ever, by Italy in Libya one hundred years ago in 1911.

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Comment by Ario on April 14, 2011 at 8:18
I heard and learned about that sentence from my favorite TV Series. The funny thing is that those who remember the past, some of them still repeat their mistakes.

Crisis still hit the USA in 2008 (because stock market), after it had hit them in 1929 (it was because stock market)

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Comment by Expector Smith on March 28, 2011 at 20:36
What a surprising coincidence! Thanks for sharing! If only history would never repeat it again!
Comment by Tara Benwell on March 28, 2011 at 16:41
Yikes. These things haunt me. There is this one too about the Katyn massacre.
Comment by Hardi on March 28, 2011 at 11:33

Why it's easier to remember not so cheerful events? I can only claim that spring arrived last year and a year before last year also too. Spring is a cheerful event that repeats it's self almost every year... So it's rather called cycle than "History repeats itself." But maybe there was a pause, at Ice-age..

 

Can someone think some more, cheering events that have repeated it self... to cheer Josef? Otherwise he think only about wars and gets depressed. :P

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