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How would you challenge the statement that 'Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it'?
People in positions of power are typically well educated and familiar with history. This has always been the case, yet we continue to repeat the mistakes of the past. People… usually make decisions based on intuition, personal morality, and social norms, not the rational analysis of something abstract and removed like history - It isn't that "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it", but rather, "Those who learn from history are still doomed to repeat it".
What is your question? Is the question whether this quotation is always true? If so, the answer is no. Sometimes people do not make the same mistake someone else did even thou…gh they had no knowledge of the previous person's mistake. Or is your question who is the original author of this prophetic cliche? I can tell you that it was not Winston Churchill. Churchill may have paraphrased the original quote form George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~~~~
This saying appears in many different forms, but the earliest version is probably that of the poet and philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past ar…e condemned to repeat it." "Notable Quotations from George Santayana 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.' "Life of Reason," Reason in Common Sense, Scribner's, 1905, page 284"
That's correct. Just like if you don't pay attention in school, you will mispell questions on the internet.
History rarely repeats, even as farce. Those who seek to draw imagined lessons from the past for mechanistic application in the present are as doomed to failure as those who i…gnore it. History explains and informs, but the conditions of different times and places make each occurence unique. Understanding why things are as they are is far more relevant than perceiving re-runs of dissimilar developments.
It means that people who don't know their mistakes are actually going to repeat it
George Santayana said Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it To what historical skill does this statement apply?
connecting the past and present.
In Harry Truman
Yes and No. What he said was "Those who do not read and understand history are doomed to repeat it." Truman actually paraphrased a quote by George Santayana (a Spanish poet & …philosopher), who said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I hope that helped? ~S. Willis (average guy)
What was happening in history when Churchill said those that don't know their history are doomed to repeat it?
"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has accepted, in spite of your changing moods." in: "Mere Christianity" "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for a…n extraordinary destiny." "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."