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Memory
Engrave this Quote Many pundits today are in the habit of misquoting Santayana's epigram, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Maybe some people have come to grief this way, but they are probably fewer than those who have fallen into the opposite error. One is apt to perish in politics from too much memory, Tocqueville wrote somewhere, with equal truth and greater insight.
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-David Hackett Fischer, Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought, 1970

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