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By David Rieff

In opposed to Remembrance, David Rieff provocatively argues that the company of remembrance, rather of the good tragedies of the prior, are policitised occasions of hugely selective reminiscence. instead of finishing injustices, as we think it to, collective reminiscence in such a lot of circumstances dooms us to an unending cycle of vengeance. Humanity, he says, easily can't do something about the real ambivalence of old occasions. And if we have in mind purely partly, how can our thoughts serve us, or our society, in addition to we are hoping?

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