Complex history

When a nation recalls its complex history, it needs to confess explicitly its nation-forming sins as well as blessings, and cast the whole project as an unfinished development to be driven further by the norm of restorative justice—there are deep wounds still needing to be healed before congratulations are passed around about accomplishments.

Calvin Seerveld
“Remembrance That Limps” from Comment


Hat tip: Peter Freedman-Doan