While starting the reading for Thursday, there was one particular section of his very first page that I found to be very interesting:
“Many people – many nations – can find themselves holding, more or less wittingly, that ‘every stranger is an enemy’. For the most part this conviction lies deep down like some latent infection; it betrays itself only in random, disconnected acts, and does not lie at the base of a system of reason.”(Levi, 9)
I wanted to ask the class if they themselves found this to be true or not, and if so why or why not?
Personally, I believe that Levi is correct. Many people feel threatened by others they do not know, while it seems leaders of countries are timid to make new relations with other countries and their leaders.