History, even recent history, has a habit of getting away from us. We lose (and gain) so much from one generation to the next that the horizon of the present can seem like a site of constant struggle.
We are torn between what will be held in our short memories and what will give way to the future. Many of the articles in this issue insist that the things we choose to remember, preserve, or re-invent are crucial to our future. There is a politic to memory that will often fiercely resist forgetting, that will speak up angrily from the margins when it appears to have been all but stamped out. FUSE has long been a place for such voices.