Donna Tartt on history

“People die, sure,”, my mother was saying. “But it’s so heart-breaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness. Fires, wars. The Parthenon, used as a munitions storehouse. I guess that anything we manage to save from history is a miracle.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch, 2013 (I can’t say I have really liked this book, it tells this story awfully heavily.)

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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