"The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.
It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem
to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many
times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human
cost, wholly false."
Paul Bede Johnson
(1928- ) British Roman Catholic journalist, historian, speechwriter and author