Apr 12, 2023·edited Apr 12, 2023Liked by Daniel Bessner

As troubling as the accounts by and about refugees are, there is another thread in this episode that I found disturbing. When Danny pressed Benedict about the political ineffectiveness of humanist stories, citing Anne Frank as an example, not only did she not have a good answer, but she later closed the interview by reading a passage that sounded like it could have BEEN FROM Anne Frank's diary--inadvertently (but also I think inevitably) supporting the critique expressed in Danny's question.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Daniel Bessner

Look forward to reading this one, thanks fellas.

Along this vein, I really recommend Mathieu Aikins' "The Naked Don't Fear the Water". You get a more immersive, well-rounded understanding by collecting accounts in the camps like Benedict or doing Aikins' gonzo approach than we see in other reporting.

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