"Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: ***Well, I forget whom I am quoting...but the applicable quotation is,"Those who are ignorant of history are thus condemned to repeat it"...
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," from Reason in Common Sense, the first volume of his The Life of Reason. George Santayana.
Yes, but how does one get a society to believe that being informed of history is of value? Would some examples help? Should we have things like a book "Lessons not learnt from History."
Oddly, it seems that copyright extension could be a way of telling us that ideas of the past have "value."