The weight of dead generations

Karl Marx, 1852:

Men make their history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.

Condoleezza Rice, 2012:

Americans have believed that you might not be able to control your circumstances, but you can control your response to your circumstances.


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