Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quote of the Day: This is Why I Teach History

A quote I came across this morning from the late Edward Said...

"What our leaders and their intellectual lackeys seem incapable of understanding is that history cannot be swept clean like a blackboard, clean so that 'we' might inscribe our own future there and impose our own forms of life for these lesser people to follow."
--preface to the 25th anniversary edition of Orientalism

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