Do people learn from their histories? If they did, there would be no work for psychoanalysts. Do nations and states learn from histories? If they did, there would be no World War II and no Holocaust. Here is Aldous Huxley’s (1959) trenchant answer to this question: “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach” (p. 309).