Historically, there are good reasons to believe that there cannot be cycles in any domain of human life whatsoever. Not only are there not cycles of violence, there are not any re-occurrences in human history.
Are we heading for World War III? A response to Tobias Stone

Come on, now. If you split enough hairs, no two bears are the same, but nonetheless there are many bears.

Consider the broad periodicity of human generational cycles, plagues, and famine, if you won’t consider anything else. You could explain away each in turn as slightly different from the last, but it takes a mind without an atom of analogical capability to claim these are not cycles in their outlines.

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