An Imagined History

Photo: NASA Rocket Girls. The women “computers” pose for a group photo in 1953. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech) Read more: www.smithsonianmag.com

The way history is remembered is often shaped by how we desire to remember history. Myth and nostalgia can “produce” a history that makes us feel comfortable about ourselves and our actions – while shaping the “image” we want to project to the world.  This way of embracing history creates a safe distance from the truth that fuels denial and promotes miseducation.

 

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  1. Do you think there can be more than one myth of history present at the same time? Or is this myth the same and just interpreted differently by different groups? (I’m thinking particularly of our current moment.)

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