Possibly, because we seem to have short memories and learn relatively little from it. Of course, that's not unique to Americans.
That's because they don't have a lot of it, maybe.
to be slave to it....people would have to know history...instead people just reinvent it turning mere flawed men like Thomas Jefferson..into saints and such.
I once read in a book that humans are fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a tendency to destroy itself. Sounds right to me.
no of coarse!