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Book review: in praise of forgetting: historical memory and its ironies by David Rieff

Saramifar, Younes (2016) Book review: in praise of forgetting: historical memory and its ironies by David Rieff. LSE Review of Books (01 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Does remembering the past help us to learn from its lessons – or might it, in fact, be more moral to forget? In In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memories and its Ironies, David Rieff asks whether historical memory and the presumed duty to remember may, in some cases, exacerbate violence, prevent reconciliation or inhibit the pursuit of justice. This is a thought-provoking and at times provocative exploration of how we collectively engage with the past, writes Lauren Murray.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67409

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