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"Forward" to the Past?

Lighthouse52 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:57 AM
"Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it."
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:44 AM
Actually, Santayana said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards.

More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for...