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    The New York Times CompanyHAN KANG10/7/178 min
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    The New York Times Company
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    • DellwoodBarker11 months ago

      This is fantastic! The final two paragraphs regarding candlelight are Amazing. Bill has taught me such power and beauty and activism in Fire and candlelight for which I am infinitely grateful. Thank you, bill.

      Another highlight:

      I wanted to grope toward a bridge spanning the yawning chasm between savagery and dignity. One of the many things I realized during my research is that in all wars and massacres there is a critical point at which human beings perceive certain other human beings as “subhuman” — because they have a different nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideology. This realization, too, came at the same time: The last line of defense by which human beings can remain human is the complete and true perception of another’s suffering, which wins out over all of these biases. And the fact that actual, practical volition and action, which goes beyond simple compassion for the suffering of others, is demanded of us at every moment.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      11 months ago

      We understand that any solution that is not peace is meaningless and that “victory” is just an empty slogan, absurd and impossible.

      (I didn’t really scout this, it was already in Readup! Found by looking at Han Kang’s write page via the recent AOTD)

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        11 months ago

        Of course you really scouted this. It’s a stealth-scout - a scout from within. 😉