January 24, 2020

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Entry from January 17, 2020

Max Beerbohm said that history doesn’t repeat itself but historians repeat each other. I wonder if the latter repetition doesn’t give rise to the former? Those lucky baby boomers who, like me, have managed to make it to the half-century mark since they were college-age revolutionaries will have grown used to the sense of déja-vu in the revolutionary rhetoric of the so-called “millennial” generation, particularly when it comes to matters of war and peace. Justin Trudeau, born on Christmas Day, 1971, is no millennial, but he showed that he knows how to use the language of protest from the period of his birth when, in an interview about Iran’s shooting down of a Ukranian passenger jet with 57 Canadians on board, he said  “I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families.” Full Entry

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