Saturday, May 27, 2006

Postmodernism is history

Well, there you go.
Henry Reynolds, the brilliant if controversial Australian historian, reckons postmodernist theory is old hat.
In a discussion at the Sydney Writers' Festival, he said that postmodernism had provided an interesting take on the language of history but "it just goes round and round, with lots of lights and colours and doesn't get you anywhere".
I wish I'd said it like that.
His take on the role of history, especially in schools, is also interesting - as usual. You can read more about it here.

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