History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
There is a widespread difficulty in the Muslim world, which has to do with how the people are taught about examining their own history. A whole range of stuff has been placed off limits.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.