Make America Great Swastika (Trump)

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A part of what Jewish philosopher Emil Fackenheim called the 614th commandment was the duty to remember, to never forget. As a a moral duty, it transcends the give-and-take of bare-knuckle partisan politics. From here on in, every swastika gets chained around Donald Trump like a heavy necklace. That goes double for American Jews who voted for the candidate who whipped up the neo-Nazi alt-right with calculated deliberation.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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