Sept 14: The Past III

We will ease into the move from our big question: What is the status of the past (in the present)? And start using this critical vocabulary on the historical record.

Readings:

  1. Continue Reading Freud and Knapp. We will start with those.
  2. History Wars, Introduction and chapter one “Anatomy of a Controversy,” p. 1-7, 9-62.
  3. Alperovitz, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, 3-14.
  4. If time, Paul Fussell, “Thank God for the Atom Bomb