17 October 2005

'Postwar': Picking Up the Pieces - New York Times

Starts with a great quote (below).
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By ANTHONY GOTTLIEB
Published: October 16, 2005

An old Soviet-era joke, retold by Tony Judt on the next-to-last page of his enormous book 'Postwar,' is about a phone-in on 'Armenian Radio.' Is it possible, an eager caller asks, to foretell the future? 'Yes,' comes the weary answer. 'No problem. We know exactly what the future will be. Our problem is with the past: that keeps changing.'

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