"The past carries with it a temporal index by which it is referred to


redemption. There is a secret agreement between past generations


and the present one. Our coming was expected on earth. Like every


generation that preceded us, we have been endowed with a weak


Messianic power, a power to which the past has a claim. That claim


cannot be settled cheaply."


Walter Benjamin

"The past carries with it a temporal index by which it is referred to


redemption. There is a secret agreement between past generations


and the present one. Our coming was expected on earth. Like every


generation that preceded us, we have been endowed with a weak


Messianic power, a power to which the past has a claim. That claim


cannot be settled cheaply."


Walter Benjamin