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"Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it."
Tom Toro is an artist and writer living in Berkeley, California. His cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker since 2010. His debut novel The Miracle of the Mountain, about a young American's tragicomic journey in Cairo, Egypt, is currently being read by literary agents. Tom is hard at work on his second novel, When All Else Fails, a haunted house mystery that takes place during the Great Recession. He can be reached at tomtoro (at) gmail (dot) com.