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I am a big proponent of understanding emotional history, even in the context of “news,” especially traumatic violent news. I believe that part of understanding the “why” in which we find ourselves at a certain juncture does not just include the decisions and events that propel us there but also the emotions that drove those decisions and events.
With this level of horror, this level of heightened emotion that plays straight into both Hamas and Israel’s hands, it’s hard to comprehend just how costly the endgame is going to be or what that even looks like. But the trauma of this, like the traumas of the past, I fear is also going to end up embedded in the DNA of generations to come.