". . . 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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

El V's First Person Eye-witness Account: Death of Fidel

      . . . El V's first person, eye-witness account of Cuba in the time of the death and mourning for Fidel (the average Cuban's custom is to refer to him as Fidel, not President Castro or anything else) is up on  Billboard here. 

They didn't change what he filed much at all.

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