“If we had killed 10.3 million Jews, I would say with satisfaction, ‘Good, we destroyed an enemy.’”
“You should” will never be as compelling as “you must.”
A very temporary haven.
Even though it never is.
More than just a small cog in a large machine.
Following Nazism’s commandment to kill—one last time.
When egocentric fantasy passes for higher morality.
Through her own lack of solidarity with her people.
Prewar, no countries had wanted to take in Europe’s Jews. Postwar, many were poised to claim the spoils of the murdered—until an unprecedented group of experts stepped in.
In 1948, the nascent state enjoyed political support from almost the entire global left. A new book by a member of today’s left takes a close look at how and why that changed.
Disillusionment with Communism went hand in hand with an embrace of Jewishness.
Problems “intrinsic to left politics rather than random aberrations.”
A new movie revives an old debate about the banality of evil and the perversity of brilliance.
It also gets right what Hannah Arendt got wrong.