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Annals of the Narrative: Who owns time?

The narrator owns the narrative. And who owns the narrative owns the time.

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According to James Gleick, “The rules of time travel have been written not by scientists but by storytellers.”

The narrator owns the narrative. And who owns the narrative owns the time.

This frustrates some people, and sometimes they kill the narrator. But oddly enough, that doesn’t transfer control.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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