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25 de noviembre de 2016

Void

As all historians know, the past is a great darkness,
and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it;
but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity
of the matrix out of which they come; and, try
as we may, we cannot always decipher them
precisely in the clearer light of our own day.
—MARGARET ATWOOD, THE HANDMAID’S TALE



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Anónimo dijo...

It was a large room, full of people, all kinds.
And they had all arrived at the same building at more or less the same time.
And they were all free.
And they were all asking themselves the same question:
What is behind that curtain?

BlogBis dijo...

Bueno, ese es el verdadero oficio del historiador. No contar cuentos ficcionando sobre el pasado, no tratar de que el pasado sea una herramienta para justificar el presente, sino tomar las reconstruir (al menos una versión) de lo que ocurrió en un momento donde ni siquiera las palabras significan lo mismo que en el presente.

 
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