October 14, 2009

History repeats itself again


“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”
       Karl Marx (1818-1883)
       German philosopher and political theorist
       Paraphrase of a passage in Marx's 1852 essay, “Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte”


“History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.”
       Philip Guedalla (1899-1944)
       British historian and biographer
       In Supers and Supermen (1920)


“The History Channel repeats itself.”
       The Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip, June 2006
       Written and drawn by Mike Peters (b. 1943)


“Hollywood people and all these liberals, all these just great thinkers, they don't understand that history repeats itself…They can't recognize themselves that there are only like four movies that have ever been made, and half of them star Gene Hackman and the other half star Bruce Willis.”
       Glenn Beck (b. 1964)
       Conservative TV and radio talk show host
       On his radio show, February 11, 2008

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