Do we ever learn from history?

“[In a period where] human equality became technically possible…practices which had long been abandoned, in some cases for hundreds of years – imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages, and the deportation of whole populations – not only become common again, but were tolerated by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive”

Believe it or not, that was written by George Orwell over 60 years ago in his novel “Nineteen Eighty Four”.
Plus ca change indeed.

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