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PARNELL SUMMER SCHOOL 2014
10–14 August 2014
THEME: War & Peace

The one-hundredth anniversary of 1914 should make us reflect anew on our vulnerability to human error, sudden catastrophe and sheer accident. So we have good reason to glance over our shoulders even as we look ahead. History, said Mark Twain, never repeats itself but it rhymes. The past cannot provide us with clear blueprints for how to act, for it offers such a multitude of lessons that it leaves us free to pick and choose among them to suit our own political and ideological inclinations. Still, if we can see past our blinders and take note of the telling parallels between then and now, the ways in which our world resembles that of a hundred years ago, history does give us valuable warnings.

Margaret MacMillan, ‘The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War’, The Brookings Institute, 2013

 

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DEIRDRE LARKIN,
Hon. Secretary, Parnell Society
5 Churchview Park, Killiney Co. Dublin
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E mail: dlarkin@parnellsociety.com

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