Making peace means leaving the protected place where we are right

Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai wrote: 'From the place where we are right, flowers will never grow in the spring.' Photograph: AP/Zoom 77

… Poets understand tragedy better than politicians. For what makes tragedy tragic is not that the situation is sad there are other words for that but that it is where the sloganising binaries of right and wrong no longer function as a useful guide. Which is why making peace means leaving the protected place where we are right.

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