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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Troubles with Remembering; or, The Seven Sins of Memory Studies

    Guy Beiner
    Historians often talk about memory, while actually writing in looser terms about history. There is also a prevalent tendency to confuse memory with historiography, which bolsters a delusional self-image of the professional historian as the primary custodian of communal memory.
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    Memory Too Has a History

    Guy Beiner
    For all the talk of the past, much of the current infatuation with memory has been driven by the concerns of the present, while the popularisation of psychoanalytical discourse has favoured engagement with supposedly traumatic events which can accrue political capital.
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    Sifting And Winnowing

    Guy Beiner
    Many self-proclaimed radicals choose to exercise their freedom in order to tell students what to think, rather than take the slower, truly academic (and ultimately more subversive) path of teaching them how to think. As such they bear an uncanny resemblance to their sworn opponents ... the difference being in their preference of ideological content and not on the grounds of an ethical principle.
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