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those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it in Culture

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes. This saying comes from the writings of George Santayana, a Spanish-born American author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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