Friday, September 29, 2017

Eric Foner on confederate monuments and history

Eric Foner, historian and author of “Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History”  discusses confederate monuments, the role of the historian and the lie of omission with Chris Hedges.

These are my notes from this video:
On Contact: Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner
  • landscape of denial
  • historical amnesia
  • mythology
  • history that doesn't help us understand the present
  • critical historian
  • we have an obligation as a citizen to take a stand
  • be an active citizen not a bystander

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