Why relive the racial problems of America’s past?

Winston Churchill of Great Britain was instrumental in helping the United States and the Allies gain victory in World War II. He also was honored with America’s highest honor, the Gold Medal of Honor by the Congress of the United States of America. After World War II, while making a speech to the House of Commons in 1948, Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”

Churchill was paraphrasing what the philosopher George Santayana had written in “The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress” (1905). There, Santayana had written, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

I believe they were correct about the importance of knowing history and about history repeating itself. Santayana was a renowned Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. He was educated in America from age eight. He was educated in the prestigious Boston Latin School, the oldest (1635) existing school in the United States. He attended Harvard and graduated summa cum laude (with highest distinction) in 1886. He became a member of Harvard’s faculty and was a renowned, brilliant thinker and writer.


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I have always loved the study of history. It began with me as a very young member of the 4H Club. That’s why I made sure my son and daughter were deeply involved

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