"But what experience and historians teach is this—that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on the principles deduced from it."
— Georg Hegel (1770-1831) Lectures on the Philosophy of History, "Introduction"
|George W. Bush and his inner circle, photographed in the Cabinet Room of the White House in December 2001. From left: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice President Dick Cheney, the president, National-Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House chief of staff Andrew Card, C.I.A. director George Tenet (seated), and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld., Photograph by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.|