My job as a human being as well as a writer is to feel as thoroughly as possible the experience that I am part of, and then press it a little further.
In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths.
Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets.
A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can’t read sexuality off of gender.
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.