Randomness (r_ness) wrote,
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"Santayana’s aphorism about history’s repeating itself has a limit: while we’re busy avoiding this or that thing from our past, the next thing is sneaking up on us. The great Yale scholar Paul de Man spoke of it as “blindness and insight”—our very insights blind us to something else, which turns out to be the thing we most needed to see."
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