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Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith-a desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will-but faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world-faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
George Frost Kennan
United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
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