New Internationalist

The voice of reason

December 2004

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

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 374 This column was published in the December 2004 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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