It was Eugene O'Neil who wrote that there is no such thing as the present or the future, only the past endlessly repeating itself.
Which is why In our Pages 50,75 & 100 Years Ago is a must read for me: mostly prescient and topical, sometimes off-beat and amusing.
It's also been identified in reader research as one of the most popular and well-read sections of the International Herald Tribune.
But I can't find it on http://www.iht.com/ which is a shame.
Michael? Why not?