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ambiguity is not moral equivalence. A continuum is not a slope. Evil is a word. That Bakerís mature and searching study should be met with such hostility is not merely unfortunate; ...
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Early in Human Smoke, Baker quotes diary entries that reveal how he relished his friendship with Hitler in a manner that recalls the pining of fatherless child. Later, in 1941, Goebbels would write: ďthe world war is here, and the annihilation of the Jews must be a necessary consequence.Ē Is this disputed? Certainly not by Nicholson Baker.
Moral ambiguity is not moral equivalence. A continuum is not a slope. Evil is a word. That Bakerís mature and searching study should be met with such hostility is not merely unfortunate; it betrays an acute apprehension that in turn masks a deeper need for assurance. Scored in the human condition is a marrow-deep craving for the solace of a Manichean duality that never existed, and never will. To slake this need, a story is repeated, rhetorical snares are set. A refuge is erected. Those who are troubled are given cover.