A Review of David Rieff’s ‘In Praise of Forgetting’

[F]ar too often collective historical memory as understood and deployed by communities, peoples, and nations […] has led to war rather than to peace, to rancor and resentment (which increasingly appears to be the defining emotion of our age) rather than reconciliation, and to the determination to exact revenge rather than commit to the hard work of forgiveness (p. 39).

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  1. nymphadorat@gmail.com' Tiia Sahrakorpi says:

    This book review was really useful, thanks Simon!

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