LINES OF THE DAY

". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fidel Reflects Upon Lula

REFLECTIONS BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

LULA

(Part One)

5 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

That was very insightful. Lately Castro's writing has been uneven. It's either brilliant or off the mark. I hated his 9/11 writing.

See this.

Foxessa said...

Ren -- the link isn't 'there.'

Love, C.

Graeme said...

the man is still sharp as a tack. If i remember correctly, his brother recently got more votes for president than he did. or perhaps I heard wrong?

Foxessa said...

Graeme -- Normally, I wouldn't ever cite U.S. A. Today. But it's a quick and easy cite.

[ Bespectacled, camera shy and far less charismatic than Cuba's ailing long-time leader, the 76-year-old Raul received 99.4% of votes cast in the family's base of Santiago in eastern Cuba — a percentage point more than Fidel got. ]

Love, C.

Renegade Eye said...

See this.