Arthuritus; you're yawning at me; I'm laughing at you. I asked you to read some other comments on the board; couldn't be arsed, could you? Read any of the stuff suggested? No; don't want to know anything that challenges your one-eyed view of the world, obviously. The reason for looking back is to learn, and avoid making the same stupid mistakes. As for original ideas; you haven't said anything so far that I can't provide a reference for. You haven't read any of the authors, but your ideas are not original. I'll try one more time to show you why history is important; try reading 'The End of History and the Last Man' by Francis Fukuyama, a much respected right-wing American academic. It's a challenging read, but it might help you to understand why what is happening now is merely a different version of what has happened before, and why outmoded solutions such as those proposed by our government will produce the same results; i.e. long term failure.
I don't understand your comment about 'try to be inclusive'. Can you explain?