Friday, April 19, 2019

2521 : Excerpt from Judas by Amos Oz

He has sown the seeds of nationalistic radicalism within them. "The real tragedy of humankind", Shealtiel used to say, "is not that the persecuted and the enslaved crave to be liberated and to hold their heads high. No. The worst thing is that the enslaved secretly dream of enslaving their ensalvers. The persecuted yearn to be the persecutors. The slaves dream of being masters. As in the book of Esther."

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