who said:those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?

those who fail o learn from history are doomed to repeat it who said it

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Originally attributed to Henry Ford

  • 4 years ago

    If you believe that individuals, a people, a society, a nation are the evolutionary successors to what came before (and I don't mean that in a Darwinian sense in the micro, at least), then the statement is undeniably true. Today, based on the past, we should all know that---torture, for example---is not a good thing. We should all know a lot of things that were tried in the past,and just didn't "work out". So, we should avoid those things. That, it seems to me, is an objective kind of thing. The reason that some of the time we "revisit" the errant ways of the past, is because we are subjective entities, not objective data collectors/computers. "Human frailty" has a lot to do with it, and "human frailty" is the one very large common denominator. No?

  • 1 decade ago

    George Santayana ( and many others, subsequently ).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I haven't heard it before, so Im guessing its you. good job

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