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www.debate.org/opinions/does-history-repeat-itself

Applying this to history repeating itself, you can't look at a situation in a way that one has not already looked at before in a similar situation. Surely Einstein did not intend for this sentence to be used this way, but it is true that history does indeed repeat itself.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_recurrence

Historic recurrence is the repetition of similar events in history. The concept of historic recurrence has variously been applied to the overall history of the world (e.g., to the rises and falls of empires), to repetitive patterns in the history of a given polity, and to any two specific events which bear a striking similarity.

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yes history does repeat itself sadly it already has. The saying those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, refers to the fact that when a mistake is made and a lesson is not ...

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History does not exactly repeat itself. The same things do not happen over and over. Hoever, there are themes that recur in history, most likely because human beings remain more or less the same ...

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Best Answer: No, history does not repeat itself literally. That is a simplistic interpretation of a series of quotes (by Marx, Darrow, Shaw all based upon Thucidydes original quote of "History repeats itself."). As others have pointed out, no two events are exactly the same. The problem with claiming Iraq ...

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“I think you’ll find sir,” he blurted out, “that history repeats itself.” The whole class erupted in laughter. You’ve probably heard that all your life. Like a proverb or truism, people haul it out to sum up a strange turn of present events that parallels what occurred in bygone days. But does history indeed repeat itself?

andrewpegoda.com/2013/09/14/history-repeats-itself-why-i...

As Mark Twain put it, “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” The vast, vast majority of people don’t in anyway think that history literally, exactly repeats itself. Such would violate celebrated philosophies of free will. When people say that history repeats itself, they are generally thinking of broad patterns.

justingero.com/stop-saying-history-repeats-itself

“History repeats itself.” Maybe at times it is just a general comment about human nature. That despite the evolution of society, we are still remarkably similar to and influenced by our ancestors. However, I believe that most of the time, “history repeats itself,” means something fundamentally different.

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'Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.' The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, "Those who cannot remember the ...

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Mass killing of disliked ethnic groups has already happened again. More than once. The saying that history repeats itself has more to do with the idea that civilisations have an identifiable life cycle, something like: 1. Area bands together against outside threat 2. United they become a great power and expand. 3. They fall into tyranny 4.