Unit 5 post 1- McNeill Franklin

“America is a society without any palpable relation to history, a society particularly ahistorical when it assumes it is ultra-historical.”- Birns

I do not understand how our society is “ahistorical.” We look at our past everyday, and that has influences the present. What am I not grasping?

I personally thought the Schneider reading was repetitive, and not as revolutionary as I was expecting it to be. To me, the passage seemed to be “trying too hard,” to make a subject sound more deep and obscure and abstract than it actually is.

“Indeed, remains become themselves through disappearance as well.”- 104

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