Tales of the world episode 54 – Of memory and history, WWI and the Rwandan genocide

“We speak so much of memory, because there is so little of it left”, Pierre Nora, French historian and identity scholar tells us. Not only that, but it would also seem that, while we commemorate the tragic highlights of our civilisation’s inhumanity with a view to hopefully avoid their repetition, almost each time we show how little we care about what happened and how it changed, and how much more important reiterating the former rifts and tensions, is.