It is as if the Federalist Papers and the concept of the citizen-soldier had been erased from our collective memory.
We all seem to understand that the fantasy Lorde describes requires a deep archive of collective memory.
But when he runs into two old friends, he gets clued into something strange: a month has gone missing from the collective memory.
While the Gettysburg Address was—and is—iconic, the battle is an important part of our collective memory.
Rituals are a form of sharing and collective memory, a sui generis calendar, characteristic of an implicit sense of time.