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Can We Make Comparisons with History?

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is reputed to have said. This nifty aphorism neatly explains why there’s often a compelling urge to compare whatever we are going through with ancient examples…. For better or for worse. Wait a minute, I hear you cry… isn’t this Classical Wisdom? Your whole