". . . 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, August 10, 2012

Another HBO *Treme* Trailer

Treme, season 3, premieres September 23!

Thanks this time to Alex Rawls for the heads up.

Gads, I'mma missin' New Orleans.  Can't wait until getting back in October!  Fortunately there will be 2 - 3 more visits soon after that one.

In the meantime, first I've got to go to London in September.

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