The reason history repeats itself is because the first time around no one listens.
World War II would have never happened if we had learnt from World War I. The fall of the Roman empire would have never happened if we learnt from the fall of the Roman empire. (And the impending fall of the American empire looks to be in sight.) We get drunk, then we get hangovers, then we suffer. Yet there we are the next weekend, bottle in our hands again. And just how many ‘Great Depressions’ have we experienced I ask you?
History’s trying to teach us something, maybe we should sit up straight and learn for once.