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Was it Twain who said, "the trouble with history is it's just one damned thing after another"?  This is generally true, though the effect can be minimized if you read non-sequentially.

Tom K

In a message dated 2/23/2005 12:00:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> writes:

>"Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
>> 
>> Vishvesh Obla wrote:
>> >
>> > It reminds me of a much perceptive statement by
>> > R.G.Colingwood :  "All history is the history of
>> > thought" .
>> 
>> And I'm reminded of this:  ;-)
>> 
>>     Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once,
>>     space is God's way of keeping everything from happening to you.
>> 
>
>And war is god's way of teaching americans geography.
>
>Carrol
>