I just read through this article, and it got me thinking... How does one prove to others that history repeats itself? In politics, in ethics, most of the time all it just takes a refutation before the thrust of the "It happened before" argument to fall. Like when people compared Vietnam to Iraq, yet they have both become long, misguided, contracted wars with a fading lack of public interest. Of course, nothing is exactly the same, but how close do circumstances have to be for someone to believe that the past has just happened again?
http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/20 ... history_1/
Just my food for thought for the day, figured I'd pass it on as well. I don't know how much debate my rhetoric could inspire, but its a good read anyway.