Sontag in Sarajevo

What was at stake in Sarajevo was not only the fate of a people and a country. Sarajevo was a European city—and Europe, David Rieff wrote, “had become a moral category as well as a geographical one.” This category was the liberal idea of the free society: of civilization itself, especially after Auschwitz. The Bosnians knew this and were bewildered that their appeals were met with such indifference. But how could a single person stand in the path of a genocidal army? The question of how to oppose injustice had occupied Susan Sontag since childhood: since she read Les Misérables, since she saw the first pictures of the Holocaust in the bookstore in Santa Monica. Sarajevo offered a chance to put her body on the line for the ideas that had given dignity to her life.

The post Sontag in Sarajevo appeared first on NeedaBook.

AdSense

Smart Home

About Guaripete Magazine 1606 Articles
SEO Agency in Charlotte North Carolina, with personalized SEO Consulting Services, Small and Medium Business Social Media Marketing Services, and Website Builder Experts oriented to our Customers