The Ruins Of Palmyra Have Been Memorialized Online, But Is That Enough?; Jake Romm; Forward

Syria – Site of Palmyra

“The assassination of Allende quickly covered over the memory of the Russian invasion of Bohemia, the bloody massacre in Bangladesh caused Allende to be forgotten, the din of war in the Sinai desert drowned out the groans of Bangladesh, the massacres in Cambodia caused the Sinai to be forgotten, and so on, and on and on, until everyone has completely forgotten everything.”

Those are Milan Kundera’s words, from “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting” (1979).

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