George Bernard Shaw once said,
“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience”.
In a similar vein Karl Marx once said,
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”.
The History Boys with George Galloway and Adam Garrie is a new twice monthly half hour show exploring the tragic, farcical, forgotten and well known but widely misunderstood episodes in world history. As more and more policy makers attempt to change history without understanding that which they are attempting to change, it becomes ever more imperative to know the true meaning of the past before daring to challenge it. In an age of “fake news” it is time for real history which perhaps unsurprisingly is very much related to the real news stories of today.