Hanna Arendt said, “For the idea of humanity, when purged of all sentimentality, has the very serious consequence that in one form or another men must assume responsibility for all crimes committed by men and that all nations share the onus of evil committed by all others.”
Iran is far away. The Iranian government is not a friend of the U.S. But Iran is a cautionary tale for us all. And Iranian women are not our enemy. Pay attention and support them if you can.
To add an exclamation point to the environment that exists in tandom with book burning: 11 people have been killed and 67 injured in mass shootings in the week since the children’s deaths in Uvalde.