Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Nothing New

That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.

There is no remembrance of former things,
Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
By those who will come after.

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

It strikes me that ignorance of history is not a uniquely American problem, nor is it modern. It is, however, a failure on the part of both the older generation as well as the younger.

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