October 27, 2005

History repeating itself.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the New York-based alternative newspaper, The Village Voice. As part of their celebration, the editors have put up a slideshow of 50 of the most memorable Voice front pages, one for each year.

We thought the pair below belonged together.

Repeat performance
December 1990 [left]; October 2004 [right]

Looking at these covers, we're reminded of the now-famous words of Karl Marx from 1850s [although Marx's name is not often attached to the quote these days]: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Unfortunately, the current farce is being paid for in blood.

Posted by Magpie at October 27, 2005 04:05 PM | War on Terrorism | Technorati links |

...the September 2001 issue stopped me in my tracks.

Posted by: Darryl Pearce at October 27, 2005 04:46 PM