Words of the Week: Joshua Brook

“Respecting another people’s national memory should indeed evoke empathy, but it does not require wholesale adoption of their self-justifying narrative of blamelessness, nor accession to their maximalist political demands, particularly where those demands include national suicide. And Beinart’s implicit claim that only one party to this tragic conflict is due an historical reckoning is as unlikely to further the cause of peace and reconciliation as it is morally obtuse.”

Source: Joshua Brook, “Incoming! Watch Out, Peter Beinart Is Fighting the Good Fight (Again)” (Fathom)