The notion that ordinary people are capable of learning is an urban myth no more credible than belief in UFOs, Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. It is a religion without a God, rather a pantheistic cosmology that posits man as the center of the cognitive universe.
The fact that men say so glibly "men do not learn from history" without realizing the implications of the statement is more proof that they do not learn at all. Everything is historical. Everything is experience. If men learn nothing from history it is because they do not learn, period.
As it was in 1930, so it is now.
The only thing that has changed is the weapons to be used at the climax. They will make for a showstopper ending.
As Nietszche said ... without a change of actors this play would be unbearable to see repeated so many times.