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Elie Wiesel Talks About Fighting Indifference

Elie Wiesel talks about fighting indifference.
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English — US


  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Racism
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement

I have devoted much time to explore indifference. And again, I came to a conclusion that the peril threatening humankind today is indifference even more than hatred. There are more people who are indifferent than there are people who hate. Hate is an action. Hate takes time. Hate takes energy. And even it demands sacrifices. Indifference is nothing. But indifference to hatred is encouraging hatred, and is justifying hatred. So what we must do, I mean your peers and mine, is fight indifference.

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