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A Miracle, a Universe by Lawrence Weschler
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A Miracle, a Universe by Lawrence Weschler
Jan 02, 2013 | ISBN 9780307819031

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Advance Praise for Lawrence Weschler’s A Miracle, A Universe
(based on his New Yorker reportage)
“A powerful and moving essay on human rights, on torture, on politics, on ethics, on man’s treatment of man. It ranks with Hannah Arendt’s classic work on the banality of evil.”
—Raymond Bonner
“An extraordinary story of how two societies—Brazil and Uruguay—confronted their past of horror and repression and did not lose hope. At a time of collective amnesia and increasing moral indifference, how we need this wonderful book.”
—Ariel Dorfman
“The torture state is a deadly instance of modernism combined with barbarism. Pay attention when such a subject finds its author—as in Lawrence Weschler it has.”
—Christopher Hitchens
“Among the qualities if Lawrence Weschler’s writing are two that do not often go together: passion and thoughtfulness. He is passionately committed to the struggle against torture and oppression in Latin America. At the same time, his writing is incisively analytical and thoughtful about the moral and political dilemmas that must be confronted if the evil in the system is to be extirpated. I can think of no one else whose writing on these matters is on comparable importance.”
—Aryeh Neier, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
“Systematic torture as a working state philosophy has in the last twenty years been widespread. But this state of affairs has been largely ignored. This masterly book confronts us with the appalling facts. It is an impressive, profoundly important document.”
—Harold Pinter

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