New Internationalist

The voice of reason

Issue 374

Well done on a great edition – Judeophobia, NI 372. I’ve just photocopied the central section for an old friend who, quite disturbingly, and for the first time, expressed anti-Jewish sentiment while we were in the pub together recently.

The incident reminded me of a film I saw not long ago called The Last Supper, which concluded that the most effective way to deal with people who expressed hateful views was to reason with them. This I tried, and it proved very successful, and I really believe I managed to change my good friend’s views.

Many thanks for the help, and keep up the good work. There are a lot of hateful people in this world, but together I think we have a chance of changing their minds.

Peter Traynor Sheffield, England
Cover of NI 372

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