". . . 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

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sláinte Mhaith!

To all our Irish friends, and those who are Irish for the day.


Graeme said...

Happy St. Patty's day! And wow, whatta horse.

Frank Partisan said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Belated.

Foxessa said...

Isn't he though? One of those Irish equines who has worked damned hard all his life, still very strong, still enjoying what he can get.

Love, C.