Because life is a series of edits

On Nostalgia

In Pop Culture, Writers on March 26, 2008 at 9:57 am

“Nostalgia undermines the ability to make intelligent use of the past. Memory, in contrast, does not idealize the past to condemn the present, but draws hope from the past in order to enrich the present and guide the future.” Christopher Lasch

“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” Peter De Vries

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  1. Have you read any Peter DeVries? He’s a grad of Calvin who went on to write for The New Yorker. My favorite book The Blood of the Lamb. Madder Music is also great. His best known comment in Reformed circles was one he made as a writer for the Calvin newspaper when he described the board of trustees as “the finest group of Pharisees ever to circumnavigate a donut.”

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