Wish I’d had this a few weeks ago when this conversation began:
“we study history so we don’t make the same mistakes.”
I counter with the “not the same man, not the same river” Heraclitus quote.
They respond with this quote, ” Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Today’s NYT had this bit of awesomeness. May use it for the next bit of the historian’s toolkit; may use it for next year.