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After 2005, are we heading for a Marx tragedy or farce

History seems to be repeating itself at the ANC via Ace v Cyril

It was Karl Marx who said that history repeats itself, first as a tragedy, the second time as a farce.

Whilst there is no universal consensus on what Marx really meant, it may be acknowledged that the first time as a tragedy refers to an event that should not have happened and the second time as a farce or a joke because we did not learn from our mistakes the first time around...

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