Friday, July 15, 2016

Lest We Forget

I was born in 1952 so I don’t remember the Depression, World War II, and the state of the world that led up to it.  To me they were recent history the way Vietnam and Watergate are to the people who are now in their thirties: what we know about those times comes from anecdotes, film, and what our elders choose to reminisce about.

This rumination is a result of reading this thoughtful article by Josh Marshall reflecting on how, as historical events like World War II recede in memory, we forget what made it happen.

3 barks and woofs on “Lest We Forget

  1. Thank you for pointing us to that piece by Marshall. But we have a problem in that so few voters can think that deeply or reflect not only on grievances but also the “why and what if”. It’s not the Josh or you and your readers are all that smarter, it’s that we are capable of holding more than two thoughts at once.

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