History repeating: then and now

  • 2007-10-29
‘What goes around comes around,' as the saying goes. Or, if you prefer your wise saw with a Marxist twist, how about his famous quote that "History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." Whether the current situation in the Baltic states is tragic or farcical, we're not sure, but here are some of the ways in which it seems we've all been here before... Date: 1924 Location: Estonia Scenario: A few years after winning independence for the first time, Estonia is making impressive economic progress. Nationalist political parties are growing...
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