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Diplomacy is unfashionable in the world of knee-jerk reaction and the dogmatic sound bite on television.
History provides no precise guidelines.
It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled 'politics.'
Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse.
Silence is regarded as a sort of sin now, and it has to be filled with a lot of gossip and soundbites.
There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgment, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.
We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favor.
Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.
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