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2007

Selected Works

Gil J. Villagran

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Full-Text Articles in Political Science

“Those Who Cannot Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It"/"Los Que No Pueden Aprender De La Historia Son Condenados Para Repetirla.", Gil J. Villagran Jan 2007

“Those Who Cannot Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It"/"Los Que No Pueden Aprender De La Historia Son Condenados Para Repetirla.", Gil J. Villagran

Gil J. Villagran

The early 1900s Spanish philosopher, Harvard graduate and professor George Santayana wisely coined this often quoted proverb:  “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it,”  as he reflected on World War I,  the “war to end all wars;”  a war of choice whose peace treaty led to World War II just 21 years later with twice the deaths at 50 million.  Then came Korea, Vietnam, the killing fields of Cambodia, civil wars and death squads in Latin America, ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, a frenzy of ethnic killing in Rwanda, and countless brutalities in countless locations ...


Iraq: The Betrayal Of Another Generation/Iraq: La Traicion De Otra Generacion, Gil J. Villagran Jan 2007

Iraq: The Betrayal Of Another Generation/Iraq: La Traicion De Otra Generacion, Gil J. Villagran

Gil J. Villagran

It's been said that the old men start the wars and the young men have to fight them.

Gil's perspective on the war in Iraq and its consequences.

In both English and Spanish.