Esta cita es muy famosa y habla de que el pasado siempre se articula desde el presente y de si no lo hacemos nosotros lo hacen por nosotros y lo llaman objetividad aunque no es mas que doxa. La idea era compartirla en clase, pero como siempre no hubo tiempo: “To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was.” It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger. For historical materialism it is a question of holding fast to a picture of the past, just as if it had unexpectedly thrust itself, in a moment of danger, on the historical subject. The danger threatens the stock of tradition as much as its recipients. For both it is one and the same: handing itself over as the tool of the ruling classes. In every epoch, the attempt must be made to deliver tradition anew from the conformism which is on the point of overwhelming it. For the Messiah arrives not merely as the Redeemer; he also arrives as the vanquisher of the Anti-Christ. The only writer of history with the gift of setting alight the sparks of hope in the past, is the one who is convinced of this: that not even the dead will be safe from the enemy, if he is victorious. And this enemy has not ceased to be victorious.” Walter Benjamin

 

I also meant to ask, what did you think of Faber paper “Counting the dead…”? Ademas de que no llega a contestar 

todas las preguntas que plantea….

 

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