". . . 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, July 3, 2009

Why Newspapers Are Despised & Not Bought II

Just in case you still retained any doubts whatsoever, go here, to an account in the WaPo itself of the despicable plan it cooked up with corporate lobbyists. The account goes further, at the end, to reveal just how all of the major magazines and newspapers exchange access for cash from corporations directly and their lobbyists.

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