You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” One has to wonder whether that dynamic is playing out in this time of pandemic and racial unrest -- specifically in regard to the quadruple tumult at the beginning of the last century, of war, pandemic, racial unrest and recession.
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Host of Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered, John Henry Smith, spoke with Connecticut State Historian Walt Woodward about the ways the action and reactions of that post-WWI period are mirroring 2020.
Hear the interview below: