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The book ‘Thinking in Time’ is a must read for those who question, ‘Does history repeat itself?’ I have long held the view that what we are experiencing is frightening similar to the early thirties in Germany. Many mocked me for a review I did on Eric Larson’s book ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ making this comparison. “A madman’s manic certainties can overcome reason and outrage turn to a shrug. Then comes the fall.” Reason and outrage are the only things that can prevent history from repeating itself. 

Madeleine Albright has written a  new book, “Fascism: A Warning”, as discussed by Michelle Goldberg in her New York Times opinion,  warning about fascism both abroad and at home.

In this article, Roger Cohen explains just how a madman’s manic certainties can overwhelm reason, and how outrage can turn into a shrug. Then comes the fall. History appears to be repeating itself. Let’s learn from the lessons of the past before it’s too late.

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