What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it
(History) The progress of the consciousness of freedom
World history is a court of judgment
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.
The History of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of Freedom; a progress whose development according to the necessity of its nature, it is our business to investigate.
History as the slaughter-bench