". . . 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, January 20, 2011

A New Work Out Era Begins Today

Since around September the audio books I've listened to while working out have dealt with Lincoln in one way or another, with three short breaks for The Great Gatsby, The Virginian and The Green Hills of Africa.  Today I begin Eudora Welty's Delta Wedding, having earlier this week finally finished with Manhunt.

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