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Elie Wiesel

Obama’s Exceptionalism Is Unexceptional

“Most of us have this vision of a 21st century world with the triumph of peace and prosperity and personal freedom; with the respect for the integrity of ethnic, racial and religious minorities; within a framework of shared values, shared power, shared plenty; making common cause against disease and environmental degradation across national lines, against terror, organized crime, weapons of mass destruction. This vision, ironically, is threatened by the oldest demon of human society — our vulnerability to hatred of the other. In the face of that, we cannot be indifferent, at home or abroad. That is why we are Read more