it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoc of belief, it was the epoc of incredulity,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to heaven,
we were all going direct the other way
in short, the period was so far like the present period…
This was written by Charles Dickens, from the novel,
"A Tale of Two Cities," about the times of the French revolution.
Sounds very much like today doesn’t it?
There is nothing new under the sun.