". . . 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

Friday, April 10, 2009

Left In East Dakota

Anyone else getting the 'read by invitation only' message?


Graeme said...

sorry, I was trying to fix up my template and I shut it off to everyone. It's back now!

Foxessa said...

Got your e-mail!

I thought it might be something like that. But one does become concerned when one's friends disappear from view without warning. It never hurts to check these things out. :)

Love, C.