". . . 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

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Personal 2010 April Fool Favorite

WikiTravel's Mordor Page.

Mordor's travel twinned with Brussels.

The site's "What to See" section is particularly useful.

1 comment:

K. said...

LOL! This is my favorite line:

"The region of Mordor has rarely been dealt a kind hand."

The description of the Black Gate was priceless, as well as the advice to travel with an army.