Emancipation Is Indivisible:
Western Civilization and Its Jews Must Save Themselves Together
It is inevitable that the political question of finding a home for Europe’s displaced Jews should claim the center of discussion. But it is also important—in the face of the general collapse of European culture and its hesitant, lethargic recovery—to raise the question of the moral and cultural value of the Jew to modern society. Indeed, it might be valuable to deal with both questions together. Often it happens that when two broad, indefinite ideas strike against one another, the collision throws off the spark of a single precise insight. . . .
There is a more serious and almost self-evident justification for treating the spiritual and political questions together: in the modern world, the separation of spiritual values from the contingencies of Realpolitik and economics has become impossible.
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