Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

In the history of the United States, there is no continuity at all. You can cut through it anywhere and nothing on this side of the cut has anything to do with anything on the other side.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. xcvi, ed. Harold Dean Cater.

Stated in a conversation with Dr. Waldo G. Leland, in Paris in 1911.
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