Tag Archives: History

In the Spirit of Misremembrance

“Oh my god! I’m remembering something that never even happened!” exclaimed an old friend when I remarked that her remembrance of an event was wrong. But memory has never been a reliable source of history, whether personal or collective. It … Continue reading

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They Shoot Dancers, Don’t They?

In 2008, Mary Brooke Oberwetter was arrested for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (you know, that guy who insisted on freedom of speech). She was arrested on the grounds that she was “creating [her] own center of attention and … Continue reading

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