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Learning the painful lessons of history

Anniversaries always present us with an opportunity to reflect on things past, and try to learn lessons from history. It was British military thinker and historian B.H. Liddell Hart who said that, “The only thing you can learn from history is that you can’t learn from history.” However, he didn’t mean it seriously, otherwise he wouldn’t have written a book title “Why Don’t We Learn from History?”