Possibly, because we seem to have short memories and learn relatively little from it. Of course, that's not unique to Americans.
those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
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!