Matti Friedman skewers these self-important and oh-so-courageous social justice novelists

WASHINGTON POST
What happens when famous novelists ‘confront the Occupation’ in the West Bank
by Matti Friedman
June 23, 2017

…What it’s really about is the writers. Most of the essays aren’t journalism but a kind of selfie in which the author poses in front of the symbolic moral issue of the time: Here I am at an Israeli checkpoint! Here I am with a shepherd! That’s why the very first page of the book finds Chabon and Waldman talking not about the occupation, but about Chabon and Waldman. After a while I felt trapped in a wordy kind of Kardashian Instagram feed, without the self-awarenessREAD MORE

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