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Eunice Lipton

Eunice Lipton, writer, on social critic Schapiro

Eunice Lipton, writer, on social critic Schapiro

Jewish intellectuals like Schapiro helped make it possible for Jews to think about Gentiles and Gentile culture in a new way, to throw our worries about inferiority, our fear of death and betrayal, into the way we look at and write about culture.

Eunice Lipton, writer, on culture and identity

Eunice Lipton, writer, on culture and identity

Yet it is precisely that European culture that didn't want my father, and slaughtered the likes of him in the millions. How can one live with both feelings, loving a culture and knowing that it doesn't love you?