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Repeating history

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Four score and four years ago, Germany annexed Austria to “unify” the German-speaking people of the continent, and the popularity of its leader soared.

Today, the hope is that a different language will yield a different result. As the world holds its breath, Vladimir Putin hopes to prove that George Santayana was wasting his: “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Walter Enoch


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