Jacqui Shine: How to Wake the Dead

"It’s the historian’s job to wake the dead.

But we can’t make them stay.

I think that’s partly the point. In coming to understand our dead, we also find a way to lay them to rest. This is what we do: for everyone, but also for ourselves."

http://the-toast.net/2016/05/25/how-to-wake-the-dead-a-commencement-address/

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