". . . 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, June 5, 2009

Why Can't I Cut & Paste In Here Today?

Does it have anything to do with that MS IE upgrade to 8 that I put in last night?

It has changed the defaults of all kinds of things, and I'm trying to get used to the new way and the new displays.

But evidently blogspot no longer links to the clipboard.

Feh. IE 8 is anything but an improvement.

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