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Wieseltier on Boston Bombings (& So Much More)

Leon Wieseltier, like Kinsley writing in the pages of the New Republic and, like Kinsley, one of those writers I wish I could write like, has this essay on our response to the Boston bombing. The money quote: "We cling desperately to the illusion of our immunity, even after it has just been disproved by experience, and to the fiction of the pastness of the past: we call it 'closure,' which is just a decision not to care anymore, and not to let experience intrude any further."

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