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29428: Leiderman: comment: about retro-fascination (fwd)
2 November 2006
today's "good editorial" from mouthful Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Politics -- the "non-profit think-tank devoted to the development of democracy in Haiti" <www.irsp.org/culture/faith1.htm> -- had a back-date of December 2002, an ironic title ["What's Next?"] and a lead sentence beginning, "Twelve years ago..." what's all this about? is there an exam tomorrow? is it a bedtime story? are we on Star Trek? can we beam up some Haitians?
recently, there seem to have been a (pardon the expression) "spate" of retro-postings here...old articles, old editorials, old interviews, etc. from dog-eared cyberfolders and websites that name-dropped on people who have moved on in life...some have even died. did we subscribe to Haiti's version of Turner's Movie Channel? are readers getting so rocking-chair bound that they have to look backwards to keep up appearances? say it ain't so.
this IRSP editorial...it mentioned a lot of characters who are still accessible, alive and kicking; I know two. if the poster thought the editorial was "good" four years ago, think how much better it would be if he sought out a few of them for some here-and-now comments to append. that's being "value added." said nicely, it just means getting out of the rocking-chair.