Protest Versus Violence
Comment of the week
Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at firstname.lastname@example.org with his or her mailing address).
This week’s winner is frequent commenter “fw,” who writes, in response to Facebook’s explanation that it removed a page calling for the “Third Palestinian Intifada” because comments had devolved into direct incitements to violence: “The difference between calls for violence and calls for protest is all the difference in the world. It’s the difference between suicide bombers and peaceful protesters in Tahrir Square, between the dignity of the Egyptians and the depravity of Hamas.”
“fw” will receive a copy of Deborah Lipstadt’s brand-new The Eichmann Trial, which provides eloquent evidence that evil should never be ignored, and that its manifestations are never, in fact, banal.
The Eichmann Trial [Nextbook Press]