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Subjunctive History

Subjunctive History

“It’s subjunctive history. You know, the subjunctive? The mood used when something may or may not have happened. When it is imagined.” My parents persuaded me to watch The History Boys a little while ago and, as they expected, I loved it. It’s a very funny, very profound film, and I’m astonished that it took me this long to get around to it. It’s a snapshot of an education system that doesn’t exist any more, but that doesn’t mean it’s…

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