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Letter: We ignore lessons of history at our own peril

August 5, 2018

I read with interest Carole Mataya’s July 18 letter to the editor. It made me realize that people ignore history. Sun Tzu, a Chinese strategist of war of the Zhou dynasty, wrote a book “The Art of War.” He is credited with the saying in war, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” This seems what Trump is doing. In 1982, I read an article about the KGB techniques of “active measures.” By false news on social media, Trump became president, so they have divided the country as it has never been divided before.

Maurice Mulholland

Rochester

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