“History is a relentless master. It

has no present, only the past

rushing into the future.”

–John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).

History is alive. It dwells in all our contemporary principles, institutions and systems. In the shape of events and their modern day outcomes, history reveals its importance again and again. From the patterns in polarisation to patterns in international relations, history has been providing explanations. For readers of history, the animosity which exists between the USA and Russia today is simply a sequel of the historical feud which shook the world apart in the late 1900s. Similarly, the flamed conflict over Kashmir is a relic of the partition era of the mid 90s.Interestingly, a well-articulated analysis of historical events would tell us that nothing much has changed about politics. In fact it is just as history narrates it. Old imperial powers have been replaced by new ones. Imperialism has shifted from being geographical to economic. Warfare is still an integral part of world dynamics only that today with weaponry we don’t conquer, we destroy. Loyalty has shifted from empires to identities. Racism prevails because there are many who refer to the human race in terms of as “the lazy blacks”, “the rapists Mexicans”, “the radical islamists” and “supreme whites.” The term ‘super power’ is not obsolete except that it has been artfully camouflaged in the term ‘parent state’. The developed thrive on the poverty of the underdeveloped. The power struggles has taken a more organised dimension, one creating way for the ultimate ‘hegemony’. The past in falling into perspective and it is making us foresee the future of global politics.