Quote Of The Week

I’ve just started reading The War Within: Diaries From The Siege Of Leningrad by Alexis Peri and I’m constantly struck by how what we’re going though now with COVID19 is a siege and how the thinking and internal struggles of Leningrad’ers, and others who have been though sieges, mirrors our current experience.

“Rocco Coronato has likened a siege to a “hermeneutic interlude”, a freezing pause wherein the besieger and the besieged are made to reflect upon themselves. During this prolonged encounter, questions about identity, society, politics, and morality inevitably come to the fore.”

Alexis Peri

The War Within: Diaries From The Siege of Leningrad

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