Cameras help to minimize collateral damage, and very often, without a camera a missile cannot fire. Certainly, without a camera a drone can’t function, which means that the very ways in which we wage war are determined in part by how cameras work and whether they work at all.
As a Jew, I was taught that it was ethically imperative to speak up and to speak out against arbitrary state violence. That was part of what I learned when I learned about the Second World War and the concentration camps.
In the dream life, you don’t deliberately set out to dream about a house night after night; the dream itself insists you look at whatever is trying to come into visibility.
The argument that all Jews have a heartfelt investment in the state of Israel is untrue. Some have a heartfelt investment in corned beef sandwiches.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic.
You only trust those who are absolutely like yourself, those who have signed a pledge of allegiance to this particular identity.
On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station and be fined twenty-five rubles.
One reason to write a poem is to flush from the deep thickets of the self some thought, feeling, comprehension, question, music, you didn’t know was in you, or in the world.
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.