Backwards this time

Via AT:

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

There was the VDH of the other day. Amusing and sad Roger Kimball, seeing current events as a farce. The Bret Stephens piece. Domestically, we’ve got a farce. It looks like Marx had it backwards, at least when it comes to US history.

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