Will we allow history to repeat itself?

(The Andy Andrews book How Do You Kill 11 MILLION PEOPLE? he writes . . . ) “I uncovered an odd paradox that exists in our minds about time gone by. It is a difference most people don’t discern between history and the past. Simply stated, the past is what is real and true, while history is merely what someone recorded.”
“The people of our present would retain a general awareness of historical time lines and a few specific dramatic events that shaped our lives. We occasionally read history or watch history presented on film. But in terms of why we do what we do, how we govern each other, what our society allows and why –very few of us intentionally connect the truth of the past with realized of where we have ended up today.“