ON LABEL SLAPPING

***UPDATE – this essay is now part of the SYSTEMICS II book.


[ the seemingly immutable laws of genocide and the dangers of taking sides ]

What does it mean to be a ‘holocaust denier’? Let me answer this unusual question that someone put forward on facebook the other day in the level-headed, soft-spoken way that I imagine a Rabbi would:

I’ll open my answer move in the unfailing Socrates way. What do you mean by ‘holocaust’? What do you mean by ‘denier’?

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