Two astonishingly powerful essays - 'How to Cure a Fanatic' illuminates the evils of fanaticism within the twenty-first century; 'Help Us to Divorce' is an inspiring take on how to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
In 'How to Cure a Fanatic' Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond. In 'Help us to Divorce' he convinces irrefutably that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is primarily a dispute over 'whose house this is'. In his characteristically lucid, intelligent and inspiring prose Amos Os is unafraid to advocate solutions to the dispute and to espouse his beliefs that there will, one day, be a resolution to the conflict.