Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
A Dance to the Music of Time, by Nicolas Poussin, c. 1635. Wallace Collection, London.
Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014
“History is more or less bunk,” Henry Ford told the Chicago Tribune in 1916. “It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.—Cormac McCarthy, 1992
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