Australian Left Review


K. L. Kinsman


The best of several good things in Jack Blake’s article in ALR 74 (May 1980) was the use he made of history. In this he has the support, not only of Thucydides, but (more recently) of Professor P.M.S. Blackett, who, in 1948, said : "The first maxim of the scientific study of current events is that one should not attempt to predict the future until one has attempted to understand the past".



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