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Philosopher Susan Neiman, a white, Jewish woman, grew up in the segregated American South during the civil rights movement. She has spent most of her adult life in a Berlin still coming to terms with its Nazi past.
Susan, from her unique perspective, examines how nations deal with their pasts. She argues that failure to confront our history permits phenomena such as Brexit and Trump to become not merely possible, but inevitable.
Susan Neiman is a Jewish American philosopher and cultural commentator. She lives in Berlin where she is the director of the Einstein Forum.
Simon May is visiting professor of philosophy at King’s College London. His latest books are Love: A New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion and The Power of Cute. He has written for the Financial Times and The Washington Post, among other newspapers.