“You should” will never be as compelling as “you must.”
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.
Disillusionment with Communism went hand in hand with an embrace of Jewishness.
Problems “intrinsic to left politics rather than random aberrations.”
It also gets right what Hannah Arendt got wrong.
A book that hasn’t lost its ability to appall.