Marjorie Garber " " (Quotation Marks)
That I elect to stress the spuriousness of this "past" by enclosing the word in quotation marks will indicate, at the outset, one of the curious properties of these typographical signifiers. For in their present condition of use, they may indicate either authenticity or doubt. Make that "authenticity" or "doubt." This is a property to which we shall want to return. But let us continue, for amoment, with the impeachment hearings.