November 15, 2012
Reading about Gaza, I’m reminded of Brecht

Reading about the events in Gaza tonight, with Israel preparing for its second invasion in four years (the last time it killed 1400 Palestinians) and Barak and Netanyahu blustering away, I’m reminded of Bertolt Brecht’s poem “Germany" from 1933, which Hannah Arendt used as the epigraph for Eichmann in Jerusalem.

O Germany —

Hearing the speeches that ring from your house,

   one laughs.

But whoever sees you, reaches for his knife.

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