History of history

The only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.

(This quote and variations of it can be found easily.) Considering the fact that each and everyone seems to stumble over this insight sooner or later it could well be based on a wee bit of eternal truth. However, if it is, it is hiding it very well. Indeed, what it shows is that history of history is unknown. Speaking of learning, it is not taught either.


2 Responses to “History of history”

  1. michael ridsdale says:

    if i never lied to you ..

    would you ever learn ?

  2. rattus says:

    The history of lies or lies of history?