” One thing that I would like to get across is that even the most horrible events do have explanations that we can understand. And it’s not always comfortable for us to understand, because in order to understand, we have to see how we’re not so far away from the people in question. “


” If we can’t have exchanges with our friends and family, with loved ones that won’t at some point be made public, then we can’t have private lives. And if we can’t have private lives, then we’re not really free people. “


” People who lived in the 1920s and ’30s and ’40s were not so different from us. In some ways, they were probably better citizens than we are. They had longer attention spans, for example. Educated people tended to read a bit more than we did. “


” Interestingly, a number of the people I know – probably you do, too – who predicted that Trump would win were precisely Russians and Ukrainians who found the political style familiar and just asked, ‘Well, why couldn’t it work there?’ They were the ones who turned out to be right. “


” I think, whatever ideological coloration we think actually applies to Trump, we can be pretty confident that he sees the American state as a mechanism to make sure that people called Trump are rich forever. “


” There’s a basic problem with the history of the Holocaust. The people who do it don’t know the necessary languages. “


” I worry about global anti-Semitism – not just as a bad idea that originates from bad people, but also as something that arises as a challenge to global order. “



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