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How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz
on 9 June 2011
"How to Cure a Fanatic" by Amos Oz consists of a pair of lectures and can be read in approximately two hours. Yet it is extremely informative and thought provoking. it should be read by anyone and everybody who wants to understand the conflict between Palestinians and Jewish Israelis and certainly by everyone who thinks she or he understands the conflict. Oz shows how the conflict is exceedingly complex in terms of two narratives that contradict each other like an immovable stone and an irresistible force. At the same time he shows that the conflict is heart-rendingly simple: there is no right and wrong, only right and right - and wrong and wrong. For this reason, anyone who takes one side, (whichever side) becomes part of the problem. The solution can only arise out of both sides listening to each other and learning each other's narrative as well as their own. I cannot recommend this little book too highly.
Ruth Barnett, June 2011