Wiesel’s Night

If we are to address the environmental problems of our making, climate change and the rest, we need to understand what is happening (the science), what is likely to happen (the science), and more about who we are as people, what motivates us.

Elie Wiesel’s Night begins with people in his town hearing what is happening long before the Germans came in 1944. Their reaction is disbelief, their reaction is to reach for any positive (look how charming is the head of the Germans who have come to their town).

When I am discouraged that we respond too slowly, that willingness to disbelieve what is in front of me is what I see in others, is what I see in myself.

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