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Quotation of the Week 16

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives” (Abba Eban, speech in London, 16 December 1970) »

Quotation of the Week 14

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. (A.J.P. Taylor, Listener, 6th June 1963) »

Quotation of the Week 13

“Human blunders usually do more to shape history than Roman wickedness.” (A.J.P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War, 1961) »