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April 29, 2017

If we study the history of Rome and Carthage,

we can understand what happened and why.
It is not difficult to understand and form an intelligent view about the three Punic Wars; but if mortal catastrophe should overtake the British nation and the British Empire, historians a thousand years hence will still be baffled by the mystery of our affairs. They will never understand how it was that a victorious nation, with everything in hand, suffered themselves to be brought low and to cast away all that they had gained by measureless sacrifice and absolute victory -- " gone with the wind." Winston Churchill Danube Basin Speech

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 29, 2017 9:59 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Cultures are organisms and world history is their collective biography. ...Every culture, every
adolescence and maturing and decay of a culture, every one of its intrinsically necessary stages and periods, has a definite duration, always the same, always recurring. (Oswald Spengler, "The Life Cycle of Cultures")

Posted by: JE King at April 29, 2017 11:25 AM

If we don't adequately teach the current generation, we in effect allow their degeneration.
Franklin and Reagan implied the same.
When we don't care enough to learn, how can we teach?

Posted by: Howard Nelson at April 29, 2017 3:53 PM

"...we in effect allow their degeneration."

Perhaps, 30 years ago.
Now, it should read, "...we *encourage* their degeneration."

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 29, 2017 8:21 PM

Oh, I think future generations, if there are any, will review our history and figure out pretty damned quick what went wrong.

Posted by: Jack at April 30, 2017 4:36 AM

That I doubt Jack for history via the Progressive culture is wiping out any and all of our past culture that they can. In it's place Post Modernism and squishy morals with the Rule of Man are accepted as our culture, no righteous attendance to the Rule of Law.

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” Robert A. Heinlein

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at April 30, 2017 10:58 AM

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