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Samuel Moyn
"If the study of intellectual history is to have any ultimate justification, it is its capacity to rescue the legacy of the past in order to allow us to realize the potential of the future." -Martin Jay
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vanessa ogle 15 Jun 18
Replying to @samuelmoyn
How's this different from history as a whole (field)?
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Brad Simpson 16 Jun 18
Well the purpose of History as a whole is to furnish quotable bits that we can then tweet out to all of our friends. Or the pursuit of truth or something, yada, yada, yada.
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Kurt Fischer 15 Jun 18
Replying to @samuelmoyn
When the past speaks it always speaks as an oracle: only if you are an architect of the future and know the present will you understand it F.
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davidrieff 16 Jun 18
Replying to @samuelmoyn
Amend that to ultimate PRACTICAL justification & this might be partially true. As written it’s moralizing nonsense.
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J.M. Barreto 16 Jun 18
As I told you some years ago, I think your "Last Utopia" does the opposite: It attemps to destroy the tradition of human rights and, in doing so, to sabotage the possibility they incarnate of advancing the struggle for global justice.
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Zohar Atkins 16 Jun 18
Replying to @samuelmoyn
Rescue from what?
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