Maybe we should quit teaching history in schools. One only has to look at current events to realize that it's all happened before. Oh, the players change. The good become evil, and the oppressed become the oppressors, but the events stay the same.
I was reading an article recently, and was a few paragraphs into it before I realized that it was written in 1961 - almost a half century ago. It could have been written yesterday.
On one hand, it depresses me that we've learned so little. On the other hand, I have hope that we'll get through this dark time in American history, and some semblance of reason will eventually return.
A certain amount of Irish fatalism tells me not to hold my breath...