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    With the historian the case is different. HIs facts belong to the past, and the past is gone forever. We cannot reconstruct it; we cannot waken it to a new life in a mere physical, objective sense. All we can do is to "remember" it--give it a new existence.

    What exactly does "a new existence" mean here? Why does it exist though we cannot reconstruct it?

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    We give life to the past through recalling it. If we forget, then it's dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We give life to the past through recalling it. If we forget, then it's dead.
    I see.

    Thanks, tdol! :)

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