"Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it" In all of my studies & throughout the entirety of my political awakening, nothing has struck me as more profound than this quote. It never ceases to strike me to my core when I delve into another historical time period only to be slapped in the face with the disturbingly identical parallels between then & now... Today? The French Revolution... What led to the outbreak of revolution? Massive economic class disparity was the bedrock of discontent in France. Central economic planning, foreign interventionism, & population growth all put massive strain on the power structure of the country. Inept leadership & a massive failure to acknowledge the gravity of the problems plaguing the country led to a calm, & ignorant stroll towards a deadly cliff. Sound familiar?