Ev­ery­thing old is new again

Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

Re: Will Amer­ica’s road lead to Rome? (Oct. 26)

This Think Tank piece was most well done. Just read his­tory.

How many times do we see TV com­men­ta­tors poised in front of book shelves that they prob­a­bly do not access?

I have been read­ing my dad’s 1930-40s Col­lier’s en­cy­clo­pe­dia two pages per day for many years.

How­ever, I am at “Mas­sas­oit,” who was an In­dian chief in Mas­sachusetts whose life­time was 1580-1661. The en­try says that, in March 1621, he made a peace treaty which he kept faith­fully for 50 years, which would be 10 years after he died.

Fake news is not so re­cent a phe­nom­e­non. His­tory is writ­ten by the win­ners.



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