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What to Fear from History if Not Propery Understood

Reader comment on item: Iran's Christian Boom
in response to reader comment: HISTORY IS SUPPORTING ME

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 13, 2021 at 12:54

The problem of being a student of history is that one can only look back to determine if the lesson to be learned is properly taught or the actors, in not learning the lesson, are doomed to repeat the failures; which the major lesson of history.
All of today's major actors of history are on the threshold of paying the extreme price of lessons not learned.
Reader Banerjee lists some pretty interesting failures; but then goes on to indicate that one of greater failures is somehow going to survive its fatal miscalculations and 'lead(?)'. Herein lays the tragedy. That listing does indeed take on a disappointing conclusion of catastrophic proportions of all the cultural epochs depicted; and in reality, none are expected to survive, except one. And no, it is not Amreeka, as he would call it. But neither should he expect any of the Islamic adherents to be found on the other side of the expected tragic events that will likely transpire in his, or anyone's lifetime that are reading this.
In actuality, the historical record indeed indicates the graduate lesson to be learned requires an investment in truth that no one will be able to find the scholarship that supports the contention that Reader Banerjee is projecting; the list of survivors of history's greatest lesson is unpublished: who will be on it?


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