Sunday, May 15, 2011

This day in history - May 15, 1988: Soviets begin phased withdrawal from Afghanistan

It might be a good day to dust off a couple of timeworn aphorisms from Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
(The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense - 1905)

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
(Sililoquies in England - 1922)

(Cross-posted to Lippmann's Ghost.)

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